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by David Ward
09 Aug 2018, 17:47
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Music Type Foundry - question
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Music Type Foundry - question

OCTO wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 09:31
… … … Add: OTOH, David Ward has always astound me with his simple but always correct and beautiful use of the standard Finale fonts in his scores.
:)
by David Ward
31 Jul 2018, 21:49
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Hand copiedf part from - when?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Hand copiedf part from - when?

… … It's got to be from a time when it was feasible to print the header and footer with handwritten music. I thought the header and footer could conceivably be a later addition to an earlier copied part. The full post code is quite modern, as they weren't around in my youth - just N2 without the re...
by David Ward
31 Jul 2018, 16:52
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Hand copiedf part from - when?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Hand copiedf part from - when?

Helen Thomson, harpist with the BBC Scottish SO, has posted this pic of a part page on Twitter with the comment ‘Looking forward to playing Big Ben in London tonight.’ I thought the style of hand copying, possibly from the 1920s, but maybe much later, might be of interest to members of this forum an...
by David Ward
20 Jul 2018, 07:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Simple syncopation notation
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Simple syncopation notation

FWIW on this occasion I don't agree with Arnstein and I will continue to hyphenate as I do now. The hyphenation that seems most likely to convey the meaning of the text is the one I choose. I feel that when setting English the conventional divisions of syllables most often achieve this. An important...
by David Ward
19 Jul 2018, 19:44
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Simple syncopation notation
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Simple syncopation notation

… … m. 211: sa - vio(u)r, not sav - io(u)r. I know the dictionary says differently, but the dictionary does not divide words the same way a singer needs to. I'm not sure that you're necessarily quite right. I believe that in English it is clearest to hyphenate according to word structure and meanin...
by David Ward
12 Jul 2018, 13:10
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tremolo spacing?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

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: 319

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: 265

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: 343

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: 343

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...