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by David Ward
12 Jul 2018, 13:10
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tremolo spacing?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Tremolo spacing?

Thank you all for your various comments, which are duly noted.
benwiggy wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 20:18
Tad = 4 bpm.
:lol:
by David Ward
11 Jul 2018, 09:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tremolo spacing?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Tremolo spacing?

The tremolos in the piano left hand are spaced according to the Finale default, but I was wondering if forum members have any views as to whether or not this is the correct/best spacing. (Tempo = 42 before the slight increase.) PS It should of course be ‘Mister Mystery’ not ‘Mister mystery.’ Not sur...
by David Ward
02 Jul 2018, 10:08
Forum: Documents
Topic: A Checklist for Making Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: A Checklist for Making Parts

Interesting that he recommends non-italic bar numbers. Gould recommends italics, and I'm happy with that. However, I do go along with making them sufficiently large: they are sometimes too small in both parts and scores.
by David Ward
27 Jun 2018, 08:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: How best to show alternative words for singer?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: How best to show alternative words for singer?

A slight up-date: I think the or: is perhaps better placed like this. Any thoughts?
by David Ward
26 Jun 2018, 09:44
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: How best to show alternative words for singer?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: How best to show alternative words for singer?

Thank you both for your responses. Something like this? I've used Ben's 5pt dashes with 3pt gaps for now, but haven't changed the thickness (yet), although I'm not sure whether it's the Finale default or something I'd modified. I may or may not use different settings for the vocal score (with the pr...
by David Ward
25 Jun 2018, 20:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: How best to show alternative words for singer?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

How best to show alternative words for singer?

Is it clear, without further indication, that the lower line (‘2nd verse’ as it were) of lyrics is an alternative in case repetitions of ‘me’ might be uncomfortable for the voice? Voice is dramatic mezzo, tempo is dotted crotchet = 96. In theory, all those repetitions of ‘me’ might have the best dra...
by David Ward
21 Jun 2018, 10:21
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

I've just checked three Boulez scores I have here. Two (but not Le marteau sans maître) have straight flags, but none use sans serif text fonts. I'm not sure that the straight flags do anything useful.
by David Ward
19 Jun 2018, 18:36
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 50
Views: 2027

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

On the subject of Serif versus Sans Serif, the way the eye communicates with the brain and the memory is crucial. Design people like sans serif, but a sans serif font doesn't hold the eye in position as well as does a serif font (that is assuming other things are equal), although it might be margina...
by David Ward
31 May 2018, 22:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 39
Views: 2243

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Oh, if only I were younger, I'd give Dorico a serious go! However, at 77 I'm probably safer sticking to what I think I know (Finale).
by David Ward
17 May 2018, 12:39
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Where & how to place whole bars rest during cadenza?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Where & how to place whole bars rest during cadenza?

It's turned out to be a bit of a non-problem, as each of the short cadenzas for Bsn 1 in this little (4 min) piece can be made to fit on one system.