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by Schonbergian
11 Sep 2018, 15:29
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Optical spacing

Sibelius chokes and dies as soon as you throw anything into the spacing engine other than notes. Lyrics, in particular, never fail to screw up the look of the page. Amazing that it hasn't been improved after all this time.
by Schonbergian
06 Sep 2018, 12:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

I'm opposed to using slurs to show phrasing in general. I think it dilutes the meaning of a slur as "pure" legato. I maintain that the best tool for this situation is "molto legato" and breath marks to indicate the end of a phrase. David, could you give me an example of what you're talking about wit...
by Schonbergian
05 Sep 2018, 22:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

David, obviously it depends on the composer in question. I find Bach's "angular" vocal lines with many syllables to be nonetheless very idiomatic because he expects each one to be separately articulated. It's the combination of the "Romantic legato" that's never interrupted and is always perfect, wo...
by Schonbergian
05 Sep 2018, 20:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Legatos in the vocal music
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Legatos in the vocal music

"molto legato" would fit the bill. Do consider, though, if your consonant structure is really suited to a legato line. One of the major failings of modern composers for voice, in my opinion, is excessive "wordiness" coupled to a jumpy vocal line, which is simply impossible to make legato. One or the...
by Schonbergian
31 Aug 2018, 22:26
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 9098

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Very clean, Harpsi. It reminds me of Wiener Urtext scores (in the best possible way)
by Schonbergian
20 Aug 2018, 17:11
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: New to engraving...am I on the right track?

The dictionary also sometimes hyphenates according to some sort of black magic that bears no resemblance to the actual word etymology or how it's pronounced. So it's not actually standardized, is harder to read in many cases, and is not in accord with practice in other languages. Why slavishly follo...
by Schonbergian
19 Aug 2018, 03:20
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 9098

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Too much "lift" in the centre of the slurs - they're far too bowed by default.
by Schonbergian
19 Aug 2018, 03:16
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: New to engraving...am I on the right track?

The font is fine but the staff lines and, particularly, the ledger lines could stand to be significantly thicker. There are some guides on this forum for setting line weight in Finale that I think you'd find useful.

I second the call for stor - my.
by Schonbergian
17 Aug 2018, 15:04
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Short Slurs (Octaves)
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Short Slurs (Octaves)

In general, Dorico's slurs, like Sibelius's, need less "lift" in the middle. Possibly a bit more than John's, to my eyes. Right now even your slurs direct attention too far away from the notes themselves. They should point more closely to the noteheads.
by Schonbergian
17 Aug 2018, 15:00
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: New to engraving...am I on the right track?
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: New to engraving...am I on the right track?

In addition to what has been said above, I also think somewhat of a heavier weight would assist readability.