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by John Ruggero
25 Jun 2018, 22:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: How best to show alternative words for singer?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: How best to show alternative words for singer?

"or:" or "ossia:" in italics placed under the "and"?

I may have mentioned this before, David. Your dashed slurs might be more visible and attractive with different settings. I am using 6 EVPUs or .25 spaces for both the dash and the space these days.
by John Ruggero
25 Jun 2018, 15:21
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

The score given by OCTO looks very much like what we produced in the 1970s because serif fonts were not available for the Leroy lettering machine that was used for technical drawing at that time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_lettering It gives a machine-like appearance that might be appro...
by John Ruggero
23 Jun 2018, 19:17
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

I agree with OCTO and Schonbergian. What is missing from the discussion are specifics.
by John Ruggero
21 Jun 2018, 15:05
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

Some experimental notation catches on and some doesn't. For example, Chopin invented using small measured notes (as opposed to free small notes) to mean to play very lightly as if on a different plane of sound from the large notes (Etude op 25. no. 1). This was accepted by later composers because it...
by John Ruggero
20 Jun 2018, 22:55
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

...there are some electronic music parts which are sometimes not so difficult to reproduce and for this I think sometimes about finding a (new) way to notate the use of filters, delays and all this kind of sound manipulation. What you are describing in this quote is the way that musical notation ha...
by John Ruggero
20 Jun 2018, 15:40
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

The point is how to make your score easily readable even though its a “complex” composition, but how to put all the pieces together into an art and fits the composers or client’s needs that is all what you need. I agree. I mean how they put all the notes and everything evenly without computer is ju...
by John Ruggero
19 Jun 2018, 23:17
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

Sorry for the confusion, teacue. When I said "changing the style of our musical symbols" I didn't mean a "revolutionary new notation system" but exactly the kind of thing that you illustrated with the LSalgueiro example. Braces and clefs are neutral, unchanging elements that should not call attentio...
by John Ruggero
19 Jun 2018, 16:02
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

I think that changing the style of our musical symbols for the sake of achieving a more "modern design" is doomed to failure: 1. Our current notational system is the result of centuries of evolution in which that which makes the music easiest to comprehend has survived and that which does not has be...
by John Ruggero
10 Jun 2018, 18:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 57
Views: 8738

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

Mancini's approach to such held notes is the complete opposite of that used by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven et. al. who avoided tied notes whenever possible. Personally, I prefer the music of the latter to the Pink Panther.

Thanks for the recommendation, OCTO. That books sounds very interesting.