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by John Ruggero
11 Dec 2017, 22:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 5
Views: 66

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: 19
Views: 342

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: 14
Views: 272

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: 5
Views: 66

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: 19
Views: 342

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: 5
Views: 66

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: 19
Views: 342

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...
by John Ruggero
09 Dec 2017, 16:42
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Engraving in MuseScore
Replies: 21
Views: 528

Re: Engraving in MuseScore

OCTO wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 09:31
The all three examples are written exactly as they would be performed.
I meant with exact pitches the first time. But this may be completely contrary to your intention.

I was also stunned by those high notes!
by John Ruggero
09 Dec 2017, 16:35
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

Thanks, Florian.
by John Ruggero
09 Dec 2017, 16:06
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Font Attempt

I agree with Schonbergian, Knut and Florian that the black note heads might be a little wider. But I think this is a matter of taste. If an expression or hairpin pertains to both staves, I position it (by eye) so that it appears "centered" between the music in the two hands. (This does not mean exac...