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by Fred G. Unn
16 Nov 2017, 12:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 10
Views: 5680

Re: On style guides

Does anyone feel like getting this thread going again? I didn't mean for my comment to sort of shut things down, I was just pointing out the wide variation in the comprehensiveness of style guides. I have quite a few of them and have created quite a few for co-workers on various jobs so I'd also be ...
by Fred G. Unn
09 Nov 2017, 15:17
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Engraving in MuseScore
Replies: 51
Views: 17100

Re: Engraving in MuseScore

Did you start yet? Are you going to give updates on the experience as you go, or just post after the job is completed? I've never used MuseScore so I'm sort of curious how it goes.
by Fred G. Unn
08 Nov 2017, 21:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: On style guides
Replies: 10
Views: 5680

Re: On style guides

How comprehensive of a style guide are you looking to discuss? I mean, "Behind Bars" started as the Faber style guide and it's 676 pgs long. The Boosey guide is 146 pgs, Schirmer 103, and UE only 23. I've created many brief style guides for co-workers on different jobs that are simply a few screenca...
by Fred G. Unn
26 Oct 2017, 12:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 30737

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

I've seen big band composers write to, followed by the beat number, to instruct players to hold a note full length. This seems a bit cumbersome to me, but seems to work in a jazz context. Even more common in a jazz context is a simple notation such as "-3," "-4.5," etc. to mean "off on 3" or "off o...
by Fred G. Unn
21 Oct 2017, 20:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 30737

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

I hope I don't start getting routinely asked for these, although I do usually offer a low grade playback file to the non-musician part of any cross-art collaboration. It seems pretty routine for me now. Most of the time I'm working in Finale and I have Garritan Personal Orchestra, Jazz & Big Band, ...
by Fred G. Unn
21 Oct 2017, 14:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 30737

Re: tied quavers everywhere!

OCTO. perhaps implied in your post is that computer-composers have to notate everything literally for exact computer playback. Then they treat musicians iike computers. "Music" like this should stay on computers for other computers to listen to. For a lot of jobs now, a fairly detailed audio mock-u...
by Fred G. Unn
28 Sep 2017, 18:18
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Visual Perception of Music Notation
Replies: 4
Views: 4124

Re: Visual Perception of Music Notation

The books can be interesting to read for the music engraving professionals, particularly for - in my opinion - finding a good balance in BW output on page, density and object boldness (staff lines, small staffs, etc.). I think that I would find that aspect of it interesting, thanks. I have a few bo...
by Fred G. Unn
28 Sep 2017, 16:58
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Visual Perception of Music Notation
Replies: 4
Views: 4124

Re: Visual Perception of Music Notation

Sorry to bump a 2 yr old thread, but I've been on a bit of a notation book collecting spree lately and was looking into this book on Amazon. The content may be great, and the chapter headings may have been an editorial decision beyond the author's control, but ... a book on visual perception that pu...
by Fred G. Unn
20 Sep 2017, 18:17
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Notations 21
Replies: 4
Views: 3032

Re: Notations 21

I agree it looks cool, but the decimal in the price needs to jump one spot to the left before I can consider it.
by Fred G. Unn
14 Sep 2017, 20:42
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: A case for slab serifs in music
Replies: 42
Views: 18827

Re: A case for slab serifs in music

I've never used it for music, but has anyone ever tried Carol Twombly's Chaparral? It's a slab serif, but maybe a bit more humanistic than something like Clarendon. In any case it's certainly not as wide and seems better suited for extended text passages or lyrics than Clarendon to my eye anyway. Th...