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by Schonbergian
11 Oct 2019, 14:56
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Comment on text on staff
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Comment on text on staff

I find the upper one preferable as it concentrates the relevant information. Dogmatically moving the text further away from the staff to avoid a collision makes it harder to understand all three directions at a glance.
by Schonbergian
06 Oct 2019, 18:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Ledger line thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Ledger line thickness

Ledger lines should, at a minimum, be thicker enough than staff lines so that they subjectively appear the same thickness as staff lines. I go further than that, because I believe it's easier to count just ledger lines at a distance than staff lines + ledger lines. In the Schenker edition of Beethov...
by Schonbergian
03 Oct 2019, 12:04
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 3436

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

I agree that MuseScore has basically surpassed Finale's default output. My comment was more that Baerenreiter would probably balk at using an open-source program and go with something commercial.
by Schonbergian
02 Oct 2019, 23:33
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 3436

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

The slurs are the giveaway. The note spacing is too good (not saying much) to be Sibelius, I can't imagine them using MuseScore, and it's definitely not LilyPond.
by Schonbergian
01 Oct 2019, 22:53
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 3436

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

Software looks to be Finale with Palatino Linotype and the Vienna music font.

John, is the slur in m.3 RH an error in the first edition or in the Baerenreiter?
by Schonbergian
01 Oct 2019, 22:15
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 3436

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

Not only are the noteheads too small, the staff size is smaller than the Schenker edition and most piano scores I've seen, including past Baerenreiter keyboard scores.
by Schonbergian
01 Oct 2019, 22:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Arpeggio indication: slower
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Arpeggio indication: slower

How fast is usual? To me, it always depends on the character and mood of the piece, and there is no default speed. For anything out of character with the piece, it might be best to write it out as in Beethoven Op. 31/2 mvt. 3.
by Schonbergian
28 Sep 2019, 18:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 3120

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

The 8va text looks to just be boilerplate italic New Century Schoolbook.
by Schonbergian
27 Sep 2019, 17:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 3120

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

MuseScore's default is definitely the best, but I think I still prefer John's overall for consistency with engraved scores.
by Schonbergian
27 Sep 2019, 03:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Very Short Octave Sign Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 3120

Re: Very Short Octave Sign Rant

The larger, more widely spaced dashes are more bothersome to me than the redundant va.