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by erelievonen
14 Nov 2017, 20:12
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 24
Views: 874

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: 24
Views: 874

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: 1637

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: 3347

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: 1158

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: 3347

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: 2031

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.
by erelievonen
03 Aug 2017, 10:10
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Case of the Disappearing Slur
Replies: 28
Views: 2031

Re: Case of the Disappearing Slur

A single good reshaping seems applicable to all large intervals, so pasting a reshaped slur gives good results in a variety of cases. And even if not, it is often enough to nudge just one end of the slur, straight up or down - which is easy with the arrow keys - one staff space (or more), without n...
by erelievonen
02 Aug 2017, 20:29
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Case of the Disappearing Slur
Replies: 28
Views: 2031

Re: Case of the Disappearing Slur

John's hand-adjusted slurs are definitely better!
My approach to get some consistency in such slurs has been to draw one, hand-adjust it, and then copy that slur to all similar places.

I'm not sure if it would help, but have you experimented with the Smart Slur option "Maximum slur angle in degrees"?
by erelievonen
23 Jul 2017, 08:54
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: OT, but… (dissonance & consonance in same piece)
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: OT, but… (dissonance & consonance in same piece)

Had you been living some centuries ago, the situation would likely have been quite the opposite.