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by Fred G. Unn
25 Aug 2017, 22:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 10962

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

I have to deal with chord collisions all the time, and I do it a variety of different ways. In Finale I almost always start with chord spacing turned off, as it generally looks like crap. On very rare occasions I'll turn in on for one measure or something. One of my favorite ways to avoid collisions...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Aug 2017, 19:30
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Case of the Disappearing Slur
Replies: 28
Views: 16996

Re: Case of the Disappearing Slur

What do Notatio members think about this issue and are there techniques that might make the second approach easier to implement in Finale? Just saw this thread and if you haven't tried it, TGTools/Modify/Modify Slurs could possibly be of some help. Here's the default Finale way of doing it (started...
by Fred G. Unn
18 Jul 2017, 20:24
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 21
Views: 12818

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

Was there ever a consensus on whether it is a D# or D natural in the 3rd bar? I see some engravers adding a #, some a natural, and some just leaving it alone.
by Fred G. Unn
18 Jul 2017, 20:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 21
Views: 12818

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

For me, the document would be more useful if one saw each program in its Sunday best. I'm in agreement here. I mean it's nice to see what each program does by default, but most better engravers aren't going to limit themselves to the defaults, they are going to tweak them to achieve the best possib...
by Fred G. Unn
04 May 2017, 17:13
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Re-setting old Novello Choral Octavo
Replies: 21
Views: 12653

Re: Re-setting old Novello Choral Octavo

Doesn't Dorico use LibreBodoni for titling with Academico (a free Century Schoolbook) for lyrics? I'm sure I've seen a variety of modern face in some publishing houses' scores. Apropos of nothing, I note the OUP are using Plantin for lyrics and Sabon for titling, and I'm not sure of the merit of th...
by Fred G. Unn
04 May 2017, 13:31
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Re-setting old Novello Choral Octavo
Replies: 21
Views: 12653

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: 16437

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: 7703

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: 7703

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: 3537

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...