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by Fred G. Unn
04 May 2017, 13:31
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Re-setting old Novello Choral Octavo
Replies: 21
Views: 10997

Re: Re-setting old Novello Choral Octavo

How would I change the slur settings in Finale to be less curved? Try changing the Inset Percentage. Printed out, I like the balance of the lines: I think if the lines are too heavy, the notes get lost. The staff lines are 0.625 pt; the hairpins 0.5. The barlines are heavier at 0.875 pt, but the di...
by Fred G. Unn
02 May 2017, 17:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tied chords
Replies: 30
Views: 14310

Re: Tied chords

Also, what about having all stems for the Layer2 of the same length? Sorry for the minor thread derailment, but that reminds me of a tip for the Finale users since Finale doesn't scale shortened stems appropriately. In Finale you can only select the regular (3.5 spaces) length and then a shortened ...
by Fred G. Unn
19 Apr 2017, 14:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Academic Research on Notation
Replies: 13
Views: 6710

Re: Academic Research on Notation

DatOrganistTho wrote:
19 Apr 2017, 00:50
I can't seem to find one close by. I'll see if I can find it.
You can find copies for around $10 on Amazon, eBay, Abe Books, etc. If there's something in particular you are interested in, I could scan a couple of pages.
by Fred G. Unn
18 Apr 2017, 17:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Academic Research on Notation
Replies: 13
Views: 6710

Re: Academic Research on Notation

In addition to the above mentioned books, you may find "The Printed Note: 500 Years of Music Printing and Engraving" by A. Beverly Barksdale useful too. It was originally printed in 1957 as a "textbook-catalog" to accompany an exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. (I have the 1981 reprint.) While ...
by Fred G. Unn
23 Mar 2017, 22:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tutti
Replies: 5
Views: 3122

Re: Tutti

As I said earlier, during the solo in measure 82, Violin 2 and viola play some notes but I'm not sure that constitutes tutti placement. I guess I'm still confused as to what is happening here. A "tutti" marking in the Vln I part would indicate that all the Violins I are playing as opposed to a solo...
by Fred G. Unn
27 Feb 2017, 17:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Place in score of drum set staff
Replies: 8
Views: 5837

Re: Place in score of drum set staff

As referred to by N. it is standard to write Perc 1, Perc. 2 in the margins instead of the individual instruments. What Percussion 1 is is defined on the instrumentation page. Then individual abbreviations appear over each percussion staff to define the instrument actually playing. +1. If anyone is...
by Fred G. Unn
17 Feb 2017, 21:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: re: Ten Music Notation Programs
Replies: 3
Views: 3171

Re: re: Ten Music Notation Programs

Hi John, I just had a few questions about your Overture example, as I am pretty unfamiliar with output from that program. It seems like the "ball" of the eighth rest is colliding with the staff line in many instances, like m 8, 11, etc., rather than centered between the lines. Is that fixable, or is...
by Fred G. Unn
14 Feb 2017, 03:08
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Positioning of objects
Replies: 10
Views: 7016

Re: Positioning of objects

Just to clarify, the natural is just a cautionary accidental in this case, right? The performer would play the upper note diatonically anyway if nothing was notated, correct? Coming from an E in the previous measure, an E# would be somewhat less common I suppose (and D#-Eb obviously not possible), u...
by Fred G. Unn
09 Feb 2017, 18:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Clutter?
Replies: 17
Views: 8514

Re: Clutter?

Fred, I have looked through many standard piano and orchestral scores from the best publishers from Brahms to Ligeti, and I can't find an 8va anywhere. They are all 8----. Could this be a Pop vs Classical thing? I dunno. I just went to Boosey's perusal site, clicked on the three most popular scores...
by Fred G. Unn
09 Feb 2017, 05:10
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Looking for commentary on some of my work
Replies: 18
Views: 9700

Re: Looking for commentary on some of my work

This line of thinking is contrary to many old engravings I've seen which do exactly this (which is the LP default). There are a few cases where they should possibly be excluded or repositioned, but hardly every single time. In general, I try to avoid complete deference to a specific set of rules, p...