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by Schonbergian
04 Feb 2017, 14:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Engravers: Stems and Slurs part 5
Replies: 16
Views: 5285

Re: Composers vs Engravers: Stems and Slurs part 5

It's a hard call, but I do ever-so-slightly err on the side of 1 in this case, not because of its particular legibility but because of the lack thereof with the other two. 2, in my mind, doesn't follow the melody and is too far from the notes to aid legibility, while 1 is the only option that seems ...
by Schonbergian
03 Feb 2017, 15:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Composers vs Engravers: Stems and Slurs part 5
Replies: 16
Views: 5285

Re: Composers vs Engravers: Stems and Slurs part 5

I agree with Christof - your reasoning is perfectly sound but I feel the slur will just get lost in the stems and barlines unless it's, say, made unusually heavy in comparison.
by Schonbergian
03 Feb 2017, 15:05
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Looking for commentary on some of my work
Replies: 18
Views: 7556

Re: Looking for commentary on some of my work

Here is version two with the following changes as per your recommendations: - More space between title and music/composer name. - Bracket removed - the StaffGroup used was causing the spacing issues pointed out by harpsi. Until I know of a way to correct that within LP the bracket will not be used. ...
by Schonbergian
03 Feb 2017, 14:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Middle-line stem direction
Replies: 11
Views: 4482

Re: Middle-line stem direction

...that the stem direction of a note on the middle line varies depending on the melody direction. ... You mean in a certain, algorithmic way? Or trying to avoid too much flipping of stems? What I perceived so far is: generally draw those stems downwards. In vocal scores draw them generally upwards....
by Schonbergian
03 Feb 2017, 14:50
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Looking for commentary on some of my work
Replies: 18
Views: 7556

Re: Looking for commentary on some of my work

Thanks for the comments so far, nice to get some feedback from professionals. Your idea is to keep staff pairs in the spacing, like 1 tight 2 wide 3 tight 4 wide 5. Is that right? Personally I would adjust that, so that it becomes less pronounced. First and second systems would get a more harmonic l...
by Schonbergian
03 Feb 2017, 02:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Middle-line stem direction
Replies: 11
Views: 4482

Middle-line stem direction

I have always been taught, and followed, the doctrine that the stem direction of a note on the middle line varies depending on the melody direction. However, it seems that most modern literature (such as Ross) as well as most contemporary music always uses a stem down, which seems unwantedly restric...
by Schonbergian
03 Feb 2017, 02:30
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Looking for commentary on some of my work
Replies: 18
Views: 7556

Looking for commentary on some of my work

New user on this forum, but been lurking for a while. As someone who's disgusted with the state of most modern "music engraving", it's refreshing to find others that actually care about craftsmanship and quality. I'm looking for some commentary on my scores, mostly for in-house choir use so far. Thi...