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by OCTO
06 Oct 2015, 17:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 12/8 Question
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: 12/8 Question

I worked with Arnold Arnstein daily for six years as a music copyist and assistant and witnessed many consultations between “Arnie” and prominent composers who dropped by to discuss the copying of their latest work or just smooze... I have tried to know more about AA, WOW - must be great to be ther...
by OCTO
06 Oct 2015, 12:42
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Pencil engraving - scores
Replies: 8
Views: 4916

Re: Pencil engraving - scores

I have in front of me the score of Bent Sørensen's Violin Concerto. It is a handwritten score with numerous details and sometimes very dense. The composer uses even different staff sizes. I try to understand how he proceeded to make such decisions, how to calculate number of beats which would fit th...
by OCTO
06 Oct 2015, 12:30
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Making Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 3415

Making Notes

http://blog.steinberg.net/ I know that this blog is devoted to the development of a future software, however I strongly recommend it. Many great thoughts on music notation can be found there (maybe not what we all agree), and what I like the most is a modest approach of the author. Daniel S names o...
by OCTO
06 Oct 2015, 11:14
Forum: News
Topic: Emoticons
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Re: Emoticons

Vaughan wrote:Very handy, Octo. Time signatures could also be useful.
There are now! :n3 / :n4
by OCTO
06 Oct 2015, 10:46
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Resized staff and symbol sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4510

Resized staff and symbol sizes

I have checked numerous (older) scores and have found one interesting thing: In music that contains both normal and resized staff (like violin sonatas), the resized staff has embolden fonts, lines and curves. That is not true with all modern notation software, which reduce all items equally. I find ...
by OCTO
06 Oct 2015, 08:58
Forum: News
Topic: Emoticons
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Emoticons

I have uploaded several emoticons, or better to say, music-icons so that it is easier to explain your thoughts.
More are coming!
by OCTO
06 Oct 2015, 08:22
Forum: News
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 17
Views: 10077

Re: Welcome

Thank you! Spread the info, I am very thankful for that.
by OCTO
06 Oct 2015, 07:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 12/8 Question
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: 12/8 Question

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by OCTO
05 Oct 2015, 19:25
Forum: News
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 17
Views: 10077

Re: Welcome

Fred G. Unn wrote:I noticed you posted a link to this forum over on the Finale forum. Did you post on Sibelius too? I invited a few copyists who primarily use Sibelius, but I didn't see a post over on the Sibelius forum.
While I use sporadically Sibelius, I am not active on their forum.
by OCTO
05 Oct 2015, 19:04
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Behind Bars
Replies: 17
Views: 6291

Hals über Kopf

https://www.edition-peters.de/cms/deuts ... id=EP72478

Yes, it is the top class book - must have!

Ther is German version: Hals über Kopf (funny translation) by Peters.