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by John Ruggero
23 Jun 2018, 19:17
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 24
Views: 592

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: 24
Views: 592

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: 24
Views: 592

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: 24
Views: 592

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: 24
Views: 592

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: 24
Views: 592

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: 7993

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.
by John Ruggero
10 Jun 2018, 15:18
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1763

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

I am looking forward to trying Dorico again when it can do intricate piano fingering as easily as Finale, and has, as a safety net, graphic capabilities that will allow the user to go beyond what the designers have automated so that an entire project will not be doomed by something unforeseen by the...
by John Ruggero
15 May 2018, 15:09
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 4427

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

MarkSealey wrote:
13 May 2018, 18:48
There obviously really is a golden opportunity for someone here.
Of course, this would be someone's life work. Such a work would be of great interest to engravers, because one suspects that many of these details have never been described in print.