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by David Ward
14 Jan 2021, 16:13
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale (v25) and fonts behind 255?
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Finale (v25) and fonts behind 255?

This is most likely completely irrelevant, since my knowledge of how Fonts work is non-existent, but I remember a while ago experiencing something similar because Finale was looking in the System not the User library, or the other way round.
by David Ward
14 Jan 2021, 16:07
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation
Replies: 7
Views: 4037

Re: Looking for guidelines on modern guitar music notation

I can only afford one of these: "Music Notation: A Manual of Modern Practice" by Gardner Read, 1979 "The Art of Music Engraving & Processing" by Ted Ross, 1987 "Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation" by Elaine Gould, 2011 as a guide to notating tonal music on the treble clef. Which on...
by David Ward
21 Dec 2020, 17:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?

I think the low F#s in bars 84 and 87 of Metamorphosen for Violin 8 are so the player can see the whole line which is doubled by Violas 1, 2 & 3 and Cello 1, and were not to be understood too literally. The cello passage from Die Frau ohne Schatten is not doubled, a quiet drum role is the only other...
by David Ward
20 Dec 2020, 22:09
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Does anyone know what Strauss intended?

In the early stages of Act 3 of Die Frau ohne Schatten there seem to be several notes written below the bottom C for the orchestral cellos. There's nothing to suggest a scordatura is intended (or indeed appropriate). Does anybody know the piece well enough to know what Strauss actually intended? I'v...
by David Ward
16 Dec 2020, 10:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Term for the opposite of 'Melisma'
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Term for the opposite of 'Melisma'

I'm not sure what the utility of this term would be either way, since the custom is to give each syllable its own note (even if it remains at the same pitch), except for certain languages where syllables are elided as a linguistic rather than musical feature. In the vocal score of mine from 1984 sh...
by David Ward
15 Dec 2020, 22:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Term for the opposite of 'Melisma'
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Term for the opposite of 'Melisma'

I don't think there's a single universally recognized term, but rather several more or less efficient ways of describing this. eg Instead of ‘several words written under a single note’ one might say ‘multiple syllables per note’ &c. I may be wrong (although I've certainly written such multiple sylla...
by David Ward
14 Nov 2020, 21:58
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: dim. affects tempo
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: dim. affects tempo

FWIW (maybe not much) I think I'd probably prefer to see the original directions, if not completely incomprehensible for someone used to modern notation, plus a clear and simple note of explanation.
by David Ward
20 Oct 2020, 07:08
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven’s Notational Innovations 2
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Beethoven’s Notational Innovations 2

This is fascinating, John. How will it look in your new edition? I think today's composers may not be so much frustrated by the limitations of notation itself as by the the limitations of computer software. Even I, whose notation is only occasionally ‘advanced’, can find myself curbing the enthusias...
by David Ward
14 Oct 2020, 17:20
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 13
Views: 6527

Re: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete

Yes, that's what I was getting and why I assumed it was Type 1. However, my knowledge of how fonts work is non-existent, so I await enlightenment from an expert.
by David Ward
13 Oct 2020, 20:58
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 13
Views: 6527

Re: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete

TrueType and Type 1 are two different things. TrueType fonts are still supported and should work fine. I know, I understood that both TT and Type 1 will not be supported. My goodness, I have many TT fonts - happy that I will not convert them all to OTF. I have your OCTOwah font, which appears to be...