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by David Ward
03 Mar 2019, 19:44
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: When to respell enharmonically?
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: When to respell enharmonically?

I suspect you're probably thinking along the right lines. Enharmonics can be a quagmire. As it happens just two or three minutes ago I was noticing a vocal line I wrote in 2012 which has (in order) D sharp, F natural, F sharp. From the point of view of the vocal line alone E sharp would be better, b...
by David Ward
11 Feb 2019, 22:15
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Dorico forum?

Thanks: looks interesting (with some familiar names).
by David Ward
11 Feb 2019, 21:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Dorico forum?

Is there a Dorico users' forum as such? If not which is the most useful forum to monitor if one wants to assess whether or not one might one day succumb and transfer to using it? I feel very reluctant to make the change from Finale, despite all the frustrations, as a) I'll probably have to keep up-d...
by David Ward
14 Jan 2019, 22:24
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Accidentals in early Berg
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Accidentals in early Berg

To come back on this, I've sometimes worked with singers who have perfect pitch but limited knowledge of harmony. Although such singers almost never sing out of tune (as such), they do sometimes sing wrong notes. That's a bit like striking the wrong note on a piano, they tell me, as it's ‘in tune’ a...
by David Ward
07 Dec 2018, 17:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Non-melisma slurs in vocal music?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Non-melisma slurs in vocal music?

Is my meaning clear from my use of a slur for the Dowager in bars 224 & 225? Crotchet (1/4) = 84. This is a piece put aside in 2011 and now due extensive revision, including in its engraving (eg I plan smaller italic bar numbers, all vocal articulations to be above the stave &c &c &c). However, my s...
by David Ward
30 Nov 2018, 07:42
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 41
Views: 4731

Re: More Dorico updates!

Thanks Ben and Florian, this is all good to know.
by David Ward
29 Nov 2018, 20:01
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 41
Views: 4731

Re: More Dorico updates!

How easy would it be to typeset these pages in Dorico (see 2 scans of the A3 MS)? I think I might work out how to try in Finale, but…

(BTW these pages are not from the opera referred to in my previous post in this thread.)
by David Ward
28 Nov 2018, 22:40
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 41
Views: 4731

Re: More Dorico updates!

Oh dear, oh dear: why was Dorico not around when I started computer notation? I'm soon to be 78 and realize I simply can't face learning new software to replace Finale, but am instead frustrating myself trying to revise a huge - gigantic, 16 very large files - piece originally typeset in Finale 2010...
by David Ward
13 Nov 2018, 16:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

In the wider context of this thread, what do you all make of this? About two years ago, a string quartet I'd written in the 1990s was to be performed. At the time of its composition, I'd very hurriedly hand copied the parts for the imminent public premiere, not in ink like a professional copyist, bu...
by David Ward
11 Nov 2018, 20:46
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

… … … For example, much of the music of Mozart is flawless from every point of view… … … This statement makes me uncomfortable, although I can't disprove it. I don't think it's perfection that makes great art, but rather the inclusion and effective dealing with inherent flaws (since we are being ph...