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by erelievonen
29 Mar 2018, 23:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs. Engravers: Logic pt 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

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: 1151

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: 356

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: 708

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: 708

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: 5871

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: 5871

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: 53
Views: 5935

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: 7618

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: 2906

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...