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by Fred G. Unn
21 Oct 2017, 14:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: tied quavers everywhere!
Replies: 66
Views: 36005

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: 4710

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: 4710

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: 3520

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: 22316

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...
by Fred G. Unn
02 Sep 2017, 15:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10972

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

jan wrote:
30 Aug 2017, 06:11
Thanks for the input. Yes, this is automatable ... I'll see what I can do.
Great!
by Fred G. Unn
29 Aug 2017, 23:07
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10972

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

Here's an issue I ran into again today with longer chord symbols, where sometimes really the only option is to create an opaque expression and break the barline: Just Friends Score pg5.jpg Jan, if you came up with a plug-in that could automate that in some way, I'd buy it as soon as it was available!
by Fred G. Unn
28 Aug 2017, 13:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10972

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

On a big band standard or leadsheet (which even usually is in 4/4), I'd prefer system 4 where (nearly all of) the slashes have the same distance. Hi Jan, My only problem with system 4 is that I routinely have to use a mix of basic slashes and rhythmic slashes, and system 4 is pretty close to the sp...
by Fred G. Unn
25 Aug 2017, 22:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10972

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

Just to clarify, here's your example with some extra space added to the bars with collisions: ChordSpacing.jpg System 1 is default spacing. System 2 has 144 EVPUs added to the bars with collisions. System 3 has 96 EVPUs added and then the colliding symbols were moved a few clicks away from each othe...
by Fred G. Unn
25 Aug 2017, 22:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10972

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

I don't see any problem with a chord symbol hanging over into a resting measure. Per definition, chord symbols remain valid also during rests, and chords might indeed be played during notated rests of a melody line, unless "No chord" is explicitly specified. This is true for a lead sheet, but not f...