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by Peter West
12 Apr 2016, 14:47
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: NCS
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

NCS

Hi All I have been using new Century Schoolbook for Boosey and Hawkes for over 20 years. I recently upgraded OS to mac OSX.11 (El Capitan) and now all I get for NCS are black boxes. Does anyone know why this is, and if it has no solution, is there a way of getting an up to date version without givin...
by Peter West
02 Apr 2016, 14:14
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Mastering Rachmaninoff
Replies: 83
Views: 17187

Re: Mastering Rachmaninoff

Hi all I've been exceptionally busy recently so not been on here much, but am browsing through. If what I say here duplicates others, I apologise. however, i was a little worried by the OP's © caption: "This version released into the public domain" Rachmaninoff died in March 1943, so by my calculati...
by Peter West
11 Mar 2016, 20:14
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: [puzzle] Slur solutions 2
Replies: 42
Views: 13633

Re: [puzzle] Slur solutions 2

Unfortunately, I don't think there is any way to improve the default settings in Finale to accommodate these situations, without compromising others at the same time. Here's my effort: Skjermbilde 2016-03-03 kl. 12.18.00.png My solution for manually adjusting these situations is: 1. Not to overstat...
by Peter West
11 Mar 2016, 10:51
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: [puzzle] Slur solutions 2
Replies: 42
Views: 13633

Re: [puzzle] Slur solutions 2

Unfortunately, I don't think there is any way to improve the default settings in Finale to accommodate these situations, without compromising others at the same time. Here's my effort: Skjermbilde 2016-03-03 kl. 12.18.00.png My solution for manually adjusting these situations is: 1. Not to overstat...
by Peter West
08 Mar 2016, 09:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Extreme dynamics
Replies: 33
Views: 8154

Re: Extreme dynamics

As I recall this one of the issues Stockhausen was struggling with. Pitch and duration can be specified in ways that are exact and definable, but dynamics cannot. On a computer simulation, of course, there are 127 velocity settings, but human interpretation of these is not so precise, and different ...
by Peter West
07 Mar 2016, 15:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Extreme dynamics
Replies: 33
Views: 8154

Re: Extreme dynamics

MJCube wrote: To me it looks ridiculous on the page
I wouldn't disagree with that. I was arguing as devil's advocate, having had to deal with such things over a number of years.
by Peter West
07 Mar 2016, 15:15
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Extreme dynamics
Replies: 33
Views: 8154

Re: Extreme dynamics

ARGH! I hate predictive text!!!
by Peter West
07 Mar 2016, 15:13
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Repeated tone abbreviation standards
Replies: 21
Views: 7661

Re: Repeated tone abbreviation standards

Peter West wrote: I think it is a little presumptuous to consider an old engraving that one likes to be, per se, good engraving, and another option to be somehow bad, or by implication lazy. I hope that it was not I who was being presumptuous, because I agree with you completely. That is why I pose...
by Peter West
06 Mar 2016, 14:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Extreme dynamics
Replies: 33
Views: 8154

Re: Extreme dynamics

I don't think Gruber's ffff. is any louder than anyone else's ff, but by having a larger scale it is (arguably) possible to be more specific in the gradations. Of course, everyone knows that Tchaikovsky used pp. in the clarinet part of the pathetic symphony, but as the clarinet can play almost silen...
by Peter West
06 Mar 2016, 06:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Extreme dynamics
Replies: 33
Views: 8154

Re: Extreme dynamics

...and ends like this!