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by Knut
09 Jan 2018, 00:15
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale or Sibelius
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Finale or Sibelius

I'm sorry to hear that upgrading to Finale 25 hasn't remedied your speed issues. Aside from experimenting with alterations of your system to root out any problem sources, it's difficult to give good recommendations on how to proceed. I would firstly contact MakeMusic to hear if they can shed som lig...
by Knut
08 Jan 2018, 21:33
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

On the topic of Dorico's slurs, especially the basic slur shape – Daniel Spreadbury allowed me to cite him from an email he wrote to me today: We do know about this, of course, and it's a consequence of drawing the slur with two lines: a fixed width "skeleton" line and a tapered path over the top. ...
by Knut
07 Jan 2018, 20:51
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world

When I was a student in NYC, I spent several weeks engraving on one of those for a small choral music publisher. They were happy to give me one-on-one instruction, since so few people knew how to use one. Coordinating music and text was harrowing. I eventually quit to have more time for piano pract...
by Knut
14 Dec 2017, 01:20
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

On the topic of Dorico's slurs, especially the basic slur shape – Daniel Spreadbury allowed me to cite him from an email he wrote to me today: We do know about this, of course, and it's a consequence of drawing the slur with two lines: a fixed width "skeleton" line and a tapered path over the top. ...
by Knut
07 Dec 2017, 21:24
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: Font Attempt

Very nice, OCTO! I like the the size of the black notehead, although as Schoenbergian points out, it might be a bit too slight fore some, so it's worth experimenting a bit with the size and angle. Also, it looks to me as though you've tried to make it more 'authentic' by making a slight dent in bott...
by Knut
07 Dec 2017, 21:02
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Engraving in MuseScore
Replies: 21
Views: 940

Re: Engraving in MuseScore

This looks very good to me as a first pass. It is in need of some adjustments, but I'm guessing you'll come back to that. Watch out, though, for the faulty kerning between the a and t in spicatissimo . I'm also not entirely sure what is meant by the eight-notes in parenthesis, as long as they aren't...
by Knut
06 Dec 2017, 12:40
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

I have to say that in spite of certain limitations, the new implementation in 1.2 is incredibly impressive. Even if I can't use Dorico yet for more challenging engraving projects, the functionality is now thorough enough to handle simpler tasks with a minimal amount of effort. Dorico is still a youn...
by Knut
08 Nov 2017, 09:15
Forum: News
Topic: Notatio members meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Notatio members meeting

It was a wonderful meeting indeed! I would strongly suggest organising such a meeting if you live fairly close to each other or are travelling. It's so nice and easy to become friends in real life when you have as much in common as most of us have. And please drop me a line if anyone of you are trav...
by Knut
02 Nov 2017, 13:10
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 43
Views: 2086

Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

Edvard Grieg's grand staff:
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by Knut
30 Oct 2017, 13:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Different types of accent in notation & performance
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Different types of accent in notation & performance

On the other hand, attacks and other such effects don't happen in a vacuum. They are used for specific musical reasons and this has a big effect on how they should be played. I think that pianists may be more accustomed to thinking of the general effect intended and interoperate markings in that li...