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by John Ruggero
21 Apr 2018, 20:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: When should interpretation should become?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: When should interpretation should become?

I think that your concern about version 2 was justified. Students tend to exaggerate the shortness of shortened notes.
by John Ruggero
19 Apr 2018, 23:03
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: When should interpretation should become?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: When should interpretation should become?

Sorry, Schonbergian, I don't quite get the second part of your post, since I don't think I ever referred to either eight note, just the dotted eighth and sixteenth. But if you think that the first eighth note of the pair in the first measure should also be marked staccato, that is certainly possible...
by John Ruggero
19 Apr 2018, 15:00
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: When should interpretation should become?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: When should interpretation should become?

I don't see exactly why the dotted 8 would be performed shorter, since there is no indication for that. We've had discussions about "unmarked" articulation being shorter in the past here - but that was always in the context of a pre-Romantic piece, generally. I have always understood the notes of a...
by John Ruggero
15 Apr 2018, 19:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: When should interpretation should become?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: When should interpretation should become?

You are very welcome, gogreen. I agree completely; clean and uncomplicated is always best.
by John Ruggero
15 Apr 2018, 01:56
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: When should interpretation should become?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: When should interpretation should become?

The slurs in example 1 mean to make breaks between the dotted eighths and sixteenths. If that is all you want, then the first example is simpler and therefore better. However, if you want the value of exactly one eighth note, followed by a rest of exactly one sixteenth note, you will need to write i...
by John Ruggero
14 Apr 2018, 17:25
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: "Instructional" editions
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: "Instructional" editions

As mentioned in a previous post, I think that such editions are very helpful for reference purposes, since it is always good to know the opinion of excellent musicians. And since so many original sources are available online and good urtext and critical editions are so prevalent, and no one is now a...
by John Ruggero
10 Apr 2018, 20:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2

Chopin seems to be doing something unusual with several of the slurs in the Etude op. 25 no. 4. Examples 1 and 2 are from the composer's autograph. What can be the logic behind: Chopin Etude op 25 no 4 slurs 1.jpg Chopin Etude op 25 no 4 slurs 2.jpg The slur at * in example 1 overshoots the last not...
by John Ruggero
09 Apr 2018, 17:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2

Thanks so much worldwideweary! I really appreciate that. Some of this material will appear in my edition of the etudes. I usually use Maestro or MaestroTimes musical characters of the proper size and position in publications, but as you say, it is pretty convenient to use the ready-made ones here, e...
by John Ruggero
07 Apr 2018, 15:03
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Indicating voice types?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Indicating voice types?

Your descriptions seem very helpful to me as well, David.
by John Ruggero
06 Apr 2018, 19:07
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2

The most well-known example of esoteric accidentals in Chopin’s music occurs at the end of the first section of the Etude op. 25 no. 10. This piece is in a A-B-A form with a serene middle section in B major surrounded by stormy octave sections in B minor. Chopin Etude op 25 no 10 Notatio example 1A....