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by erelievonen
18 Feb 2018, 10:09
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Lead" voice moves around ensemble
Replies: 3
Views: 60

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: 137

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: 137

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: 2786

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: 2786

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: 52
Views: 3003

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: 4670

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 ...
by erelievonen
25 Aug 2017, 00:24
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 1790

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

it does seems strange when a chord symbol runs into a resting measure. I don't see any problem with a chord symbol hanging over into a resting measure. Per definition, chord symbols remain valid also during rests, and chords might indeed be played during notated rests of a melody line, unless "No c...
by erelievonen
18 Aug 2017, 11:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs again
Replies: 57
Views: 4670

Re: Slurs again

I've been following the ongoing discussion... and wondering why everyone is so determined to keep the slurs above the left hand notes. When there are two voices with different stem directions on one staff, it is standard practice to draw all slurs of the lower voice under the staff, and never in the...
by erelievonen
07 Aug 2017, 23:57
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Case of the Disappearing Slur
Replies: 28
Views: 2698

Re: Case of the Disappearing Slur

I must admit that I don't see what was the benefit of using TGTools in Fred's example, since John's last example on a Finale default file actually looks better to me. The only thing that I can see TGTools has done in Fred's example is to make the two longer slurs too flat in shape.