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by David Ward
20 Feb 2020, 08:19
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Triplet across beat?
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Triplet across beat?

The general view is that A is acceptable but B is not. Do members of this forum believe there any situations where B would be OK? Perhaps in a free cadenza-like passage in which exact counting/ensemble is not the point? And what about triplets across the middle beats of 4/4? I suspect I may sometime...
by David Ward
15 Feb 2020, 15:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 4
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Lost Notation 4

John Ruggero wrote:
15 Feb 2020, 14:37
As with so many human endeavors, what starts out as spontaneous, creative and exciting eventually becomes calculated, mechanical and humdrum as the heights of human achievement are ground down to stolid mediocrity.
Ha! Yes.
by David Ward
06 Jan 2020, 15:40
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 1
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Lost Notation 1

An impressive explanation/dissertation as always. Thank you John for all these posts.
by David Ward
16 Dec 2019, 08:13
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Timpani. Ma secco, per favore.
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Timpani. Ma secco, per favore.

Any of these should result in a secco attack, varying according to tempo and dynamic. You may choose to add sec., especially when very loud, but the articulation on its own ought to be enough.
by David Ward
11 Dec 2019, 20:44
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Trombone Partial/Position Indication
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Trombone Partial/Position Indication

Are you referring to the sharp positions, such as :s 2 or officially more idiomatically :s II to play the G above middle C as an alternative to playing it in IV or even in VI? It's seldom necessary to mark these positions, but if there is a G you quite specifically want played in a sharp second posi...
by David Ward
09 Dec 2019, 16:45
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Vocal score yet again.
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Vocal score yet again.

Here are two screenshots of a bit of spoken dialogue with partial instrumental accompaniment from a chamber opera, one of the full score, the other of the vocal score. Question: despite the simple texture, it's obviously impossible for the vocal score pianist to play each of the three elements at th...
by David Ward
29 Nov 2019, 08:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Where to put this dot?
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Where to put this dot?

Thank you tisimst, your 2 seems to work best. Finale doesn't seem to want want to keep it there, but at least I can export a PDF without its reverting and it looks fine.
by David Ward
29 Nov 2019, 08:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Where to put this dot?
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Where to put this dot?

How and where should I place the dot for the dotted minim (half) F :s on the second beat in the piano left hand? (It's a vocal score.)
by David Ward
28 Nov 2019, 08:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Octave transposing clef design?
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: Octave transposing clef design?

I agree with the sentiments expressed. An octave transposition clef is conventional (but not strictly necessary) for the tenor voice, and may perhaps be appropriate for octave transposition instruments in a score notated in concert pitch (since some published concert pitch scores have umpteen ledger...
by David Ward
25 Nov 2019, 07:42
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Going digital
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Going digital

Interesting concept, but… I need to get a couple of copies (at this stage no more) of a 200 page vocal score to a pair of singers. They've already seen a PDF of the full score and have specifically asked not to have to try to print the VS themselves. Binding is possibly the biggest problem. As for i...