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by John Ruggero
14 Dec 2017, 13:52
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

Thanks, Knut. The change in workflow probably wouldn't bother me either; in fact, it would be interesting to try something new, but, as you say, it's results that count. For that reason, the items you listed completely rule out Dorico for me at this point, unfortunately.
by John Ruggero
13 Dec 2017, 22:47
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Font Attempt

You are very welcome, odod. Please do continue to post your work and questions; it contributes a lot to this forum.
by John Ruggero
13 Dec 2017, 20:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

Thanks for those examples, Schonbergian. The Rheinberger is, as you say, a smart use of instrumental notation in vocal music. Vaughan Williams seems to be indicating breathing places with his slurs, since they often occur in places where they are not obvious. But the following is very strange. Is a ...
by John Ruggero
11 Dec 2017, 22:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

Personally, I've never had that problem with Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and any other composer that's used slurs in this way. If the music is well-written, the phrases will come out naturally. Exactly. That is why these composers never needed to put in phrasing marks. However, they were writing in ...
by John Ruggero
11 Dec 2017, 16:22
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Font Attempt

odod, I think that through your admirable experimentation, you will gain more and more self-confidence and become less reliant on existing editions. Then your engraving will be completely "personalized."
by John Ruggero
11 Dec 2017, 16:15
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

Thanks again, Florian. That is very encouraging.
by John Ruggero
11 Dec 2017, 15:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

I think your comment is very perceptive, Schonbergian. A kind of heaviness comes over such music that is completely at odds with the style when those long slurs are added. But do most current composers use slurs to show phrases rather than legato? Perhaps those that do feel that it is impossible for...
by John Ruggero
11 Dec 2017, 00:29
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Font Attempt

odod, I understand your interest in the fonts used by these publishers and desire to personalize your engraving, but not why you seem to imitate other less praiseworthy aspects of these editions. But maybe I am wrong about you doing that. In any case, for me, the personalizing has more to do with de...
by John Ruggero
10 Dec 2017, 18:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

Commentary The accompanying exchange (see the attached file at the end of this post) occurred in May 1879 in letters between Brahms and his good friend Joseph Joachim. They were ironing out various technical issues in the solo part of Brahms’ violin concerto. Brahms admired Joachim both as a violini...
by John Ruggero
10 Dec 2017, 15:48
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Font Attempt

Your engraving has a warm, inviting overall appearance, but seems to be a different font from the previous examples. The black noteheads will appeal to those, like me, who like wider ones. The flags in all of your examples seem OK to me. Thanks for bringing Nepomuk to my attention. It is an excellen...