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by John Ruggero
21 Jun 2019, 15:11
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 12
Views: 1769

Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

Thanks for the report, benwiggy. I'm happy that it is out now, since, like so many users, I need it to replace InDesign. I would be placing PDFs of Finale files within Affinity files, adding footnote numbers and footnotes below. Sounds like I might need to wait just a little longer until you report ...
by John Ruggero
13 Jun 2019, 21:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

Thanks, Schneider!

Sorry, benwiggy, I shouldn't have capitalized "behind bars". i just couldn't resist the play on words.
by John Ruggero
12 Jun 2019, 19:20
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Progressive Correction": Beethoven 2
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: "Progressive Correction": Beethoven 2

And there other reasons that the opening chords are down-stemmed: 1. Structurally, the melody in measures 1-2 leads directly to the down-stemmed melody notes in measure 5-8 of the first example. The down-stemming brings out this relationship. Measures 3-4 represent a kind of interpolation within tha...
by John Ruggero
12 Jun 2019, 18:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Progressive Correction": Beethoven 2
Replies: 1
Views: 225

"Progressive Correction": Beethoven 2

The first statement of the rondo theme in the second movement of Beethoven's Sonata op. 78 creates immediate questions: op 78 ex 1.jpeg 1 The down stems for the first three right hand chords make them strongly contrast with the up-stemmed following phrase. This stemming has not been followed by any ...
by John Ruggero
12 Jun 2019, 17:15
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Key signature and staff size
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Key signature and staff size

And it's also too bad that I can't actually use your new information in my publications! Needless to say, I won't bother to post this as a feature request at MakeMusic. :( Someone might do that at Dorico, however. So we are basically in the same range, and it now comes down to a matter of taste. For...
by John Ruggero
11 Jun 2019, 14:51
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

benwiggy, for me Dorico was like a very intelligent assistant who gets in one's way by second-guessing everything, so that one has to undo their work as well as doing one's own. A less intelligent one who simply carries out my orders is better, even if not done perfectly, since I know their failings...
by John Ruggero
10 Jun 2019, 22:52
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

I enjoyed my 30 day free trial of Dorico 2 and may buy Dorico 3 when it comes out.But I was also relieved to get back to Finale. It is so simple and direct. For example, one can quickly change the layout for comparison purposes with one press of an arrow key. And there were things that are very impo...
by John Ruggero
08 Jun 2019, 18:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Key signature and staff size
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Key signature and staff size

Your result looks just fine to me, Schneider. The "space" unit I referred to is the same as yours: the distance between each of the staff lines. For me, it might be easier to know what the actual spacing would be for the smaller key signature. My reasoning is that one would want to spread the smalle...
by John Ruggero
07 Jun 2019, 14:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Key signature and staff size
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Key signature and staff size

Schneider, your rule Rule 1 regarding the vertical starting point seems correct both logically, visually and from what I have seen in practice. Rule 2 might concern the spacing of the accidentals in the smaller key signature. The standard spacing according to Ross, Gould and the Finale default is 0 ...
by John Ruggero
06 Jun 2019, 20:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Key signature and staff size
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Key signature and staff size

What an interesting observation, Schneider. One learns something new every day about music notation. I do not find this discussed in either Gould or Ross. What I see actual practice agrees with MalteM. Engravers strike a compromise so the key signatures do not differ too much in total width, as in t...