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by erelievonen
21 Jun 2018, 09:30
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

An analogy, in musical notation, for the difference between serif and sans-serif fonts could be the use of curved flags vs. straight flags . For example, straight flags have been used since the 1950s by Universal Edition in the scores of Boulez, Stockhausen et al. These scores used straight (diagona...
by erelievonen
29 Mar 2018, 23:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2

How would you explain the A natural in the second half of m. 45? By analogy with the sequence in the following measures, shouldn't it be better notated as B double-flat? Isn't it a chromatic upper neighboring note to the A flat in m. 46?
by erelievonen
27 Mar 2018, 22:57
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2

(Note that the last beat of m. 5 and the last beat of m. 8 are exactly the same notes in both hands so the 12 chromatic passing tones in between are simply bringing the last beat of m. 5 down one octave: three measures X four beats = 12 beats and 12 chromatic steps.) As far as I can see, the last b...
by erelievonen
18 Feb 2018, 10:09
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Lead" voice moves around ensemble
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: "Lead" voice moves around ensemble

If you mark the lead voice forte and the accompanying voices piano (or something similar), it would be clear which is the lead voice even without Hauptstimme signs.
by erelievonen
17 Feb 2018, 22:18
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Incomplete tuplets - yes or no?
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: Incomplete tuplets - yes or no?

There’s a lot of modern scores that are waaaaay “worse” than the samples shown here. That's beside the point. In this specific example, it's entirely pointless to use incomplete triplets, as the same rhythms could be written using regular complete triplets. And my question was: "is it even desirabl...
by erelievonen
16 Feb 2018, 11:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Incomplete tuplets - yes or no?
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Incomplete tuplets - yes or no?

There seems to exist a notation software that can natively notate incomplete tuplets. If I'm not mistaken, the program in question is Encore. (I did not compose these, neither have I ever used Encore myself.) If we accept the non-standard rhythmical notation, then these measures are mathematically c...
by erelievonen
14 Nov 2017, 20:12
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 44
Views: 6818

Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

But I think that Ere might be pointing out the additional paradox that the beauty of the handwriting and quality of the notational practice are also not aligned. That was exactly my (somewhat disguised) point - it being the logical conclusion if one combines John's former motto (which I alluded to)...
by erelievonen
12 Nov 2017, 15:54
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 44
Views: 6818

Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

John Ruggero wrote:
12 Nov 2017, 15:14
I agree, OCTO. So far, Arensky seems to be the winner. But one also notices that there is no correlation between the beauty of the handwriting and the quality of the music.
"The better the handwriting, the better the composer."
Or not.
by erelievonen
25 Oct 2017, 13:18
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 57
Views: 7695

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

When I was a young piano student, decades ago, I really wondered what was the point of a tenuto dash. If all notes were to be played to their full length by default anyway, what does one need a tenuto mark for? No one could give me a really satisfactory answer back then. Only later I came to underst...
by erelievonen
26 Aug 2017, 15:30
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 8805

Re: Slurs again

A question: In 1982 I wrote both accents > and ‘anti-accents’ which are a small shallow ‘u’; but if recopying it all I'd probably do without the anti-accents, which seem unnecessary or at least over-fussy (and potentially confusing): what do forum members think? In my thinking, an anti-accent sign ...