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by John Ruggero
15 Nov 2019, 03:01
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 3.0.10 released
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Dorico 3.0.10 released

Do you mean the old 18th-century practice of putting an augmentation dot after the barline instead of using a tied note? Does any software offer that? It's also a 19th century practice used by Beethoven, Brahms and others, and I need to be able to do it. One can fake it in Dorico as in Finale, so m...
by John Ruggero
14 Nov 2019, 13:24
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beam subdivision
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Beam subdivision

Sorry i wasn't clear, Schneider. In my opinion, you should NOT do ANY secondary beam subdivisions period. Even the first Baerenreiter is not quite correct in that way, although it is better than most. Look at Bach's manuscript and follow what he has. And the arrangement for keyboard should also foll...
by John Ruggero
14 Nov 2019, 02:46
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 2018

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

The staves are too far apart in the Dorico versions for the reason mentioned previously: the stems of the inner voices are too long. Everything is correct in the LilyPond version (except for the non-authentic breaking of the secondary beams.) A lot of meaningless empty space between the two staves o...
by John Ruggero
13 Nov 2019, 16:57
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 3.0.10 released
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Dorico 3.0.10 released

I just finished a 30-day trial of Dorico 3. As brilliant as the program is, it still lacks features that are essential for me and so I must go with my head rather than my heart and stay with my present setup. I need: 1. easy input of several alternate and individually adjustable fingerings applied t...
by John Ruggero
13 Nov 2019, 15:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beam subdivision
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Beam subdivision

Ah, for the days when Bärenreiter was Bärenereiter. As the Bach example largely illustrates--to my knowledge, composers of the 18th and early 19th centuries did not regularly subdivide secondary beams because there was an apparently high level of musical literacy. But as the 19th century wore on, se...
by John Ruggero
11 Nov 2019, 19:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven's Logic 3
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Beethoven's Logic 3

Another example of Beethoven's sophisticated notational sense occurs at the end of the last movement of the Piano Sonata. op. 101. It involves stem and beam direction as well as distribution of the notes between the staves. At A a melody, shown boxed, appears in the soprano voice is then imitated in...
by John Ruggero
05 Nov 2019, 15:56
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 3555

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

Thank you very much, Jan. Your website is a wonderful resource. Of the ones shown, I find the Old Standard TT Bold closest for my purposes. I also see that the Engraver black note head seems fuller and at less of an angle to the staff lines. I may experiment with that one. benwiggy, I can see why yo...
by John Ruggero
04 Nov 2019, 17:51
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven's Logic 2
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Beethoven's Logic 2

At the place where the fugue subject comes in in augmentation in the last movement of Beethoven's PIano Sonata op. 106, there appear to be several errors in the first edition: op 106.4 subject in 6ths.jpeg At A the tie over the bar line for the trill was omitted. This is probably an uncorrected erro...
by John Ruggero
02 Nov 2019, 21:49
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 2018

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

Last but not least, I find the double subdivided beams really unpleasant/harder to read (see also bar 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10):Is it specific to the piano Unfortunately the practice of subdividing the beats by beam breaking seems to be universal now, and not just in piano music. I even see it in the Sche...
by John Ruggero
01 Nov 2019, 16:23
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven's Logic
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Beethoven's Logic

Here is Schenker's version:
op 106.4 Schenker.jpeg
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Note the somewhat unusual use of 5 on the G# as shown by the arrow, which is designed to bring out the note as the real bass voice. This is just one example of Schenker's truly remarkable fingering in his edition of Beethoven's piano sonatas.