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by John Ruggero
17 Feb 2018, 00:15
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Incomplete tuplets - yes or no?
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Incomplete tuplets - yes or no?

I agree with OCTO.

My ideal notation would able to do everything, even crazy things, which might prove to be not so crazy after all. And I certainly don't want to be "protected" by the software...
by John Ruggero
16 Feb 2018, 20:52
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?

You are welcome, David. One might also put a small up stem on the A# or a small A# next to the large one as you do with the next two notes.
by John Ruggero
15 Feb 2018, 12:36
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: An ossia (or oppure) - is this one clear?

It's clear as is, but I would leave off "oppure", move the upper "jaws" so it is directly over the lower "jaws" (-: add extension lines to the upper "jaws" and "clay" and give the dashed slur more dashes by changing the setting so the dashes and spaces are smaller: it would be more visible.
by John Ruggero
12 Feb 2018, 17:16
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?

Great point, ruaraidh. It's free on IMSLP. Sometimes the best things in life ARE free. I forgot to mention the excellent page turns and engraving. Thanks, John. It's my favorite piano music. What never fails to amaze me is how different each is from the other (although there are interesting relation...
by John Ruggero
09 Feb 2018, 20:16
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tips on creating a professional engraving?
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Tips on creating a professional engraving?

I agree completely with the excellent advice given by Schonbergian, Knut and OCTO. A little more: I don't know how you work as a composer; many now do it all on a computer. If this is your case, do some hand music copying of music by other composers. As musicians, we look at and understand music not...
by John Ruggero
01 Feb 2018, 13:02
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?

The sewn bindings do loosen up, but for greater ease I spiral bound my working copy in three volumes: Early (with op. 49 at the beginning where it belongs), Middle, Late. Schenker also wrote books on op. 101, 109, 110 and 111 which are his special brand of analysis, interpretation, and critiques of ...
by John Ruggero
31 Jan 2018, 13:38
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?

I am glad you appreciate the Schenker editions, Julian. The measure numbers are at the end of every 5 measures and large like rehearsal letters with circular enclosures. But one one gets used to it; at least i did. When the edition was later reissued by Universal, the more usual system was used inst...
by John Ruggero
29 Jan 2018, 19:54
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Henle Blog and App
Replies: 16
Views: 1611

Re: Henle Blog and App

Thanks, Knut! As OCTO so rightly said, your comment hit the mark perfectly. And I think that OCTO's tractor-Mercedes analogy is not only amusing but also right on target. I should have mentioned that I have only been able to get my comments out of their spam filter by sending them also to the editor...
by John Ruggero
29 Jan 2018, 15:30
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: My current Sibelius slur settings
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

As an unedited example, it is excellent, achieves your stylistic goals, and is probably good enough since there is always a little hand work to be done here and there. Good to know in case they continue to "improve" Finale to the point where I too can't use it any more.
by John Ruggero
28 Jan 2018, 13:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: My current Sibelius slur settings
Replies: 16
Views: 721

Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

Thanks, OCTO. It is very nice. The basic slur shape looks better than Dorico to me and more like FInale. Maybe Knut will comment on it. I would make the fourth one on the middle staff bow out a little more to take it away from the middle note. All of these programs have problems with a steep series ...