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by Fred G. Unn
09 Feb 2017, 03:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Clutter?
Replies: 17
Views: 8514

Re: Clutter?

Fred, to clarify what you said, do you mean that in your experience, 8--- is the standard now, but that you have seen the other forms in handwritten parts? Nope, I've seen 8--- a few times in handwritten parts but definitely not standard. I'm ok either way with this one I think. As 8va or 8ba (not ...
by Fred G. Unn
08 Feb 2017, 21:19
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Clutter?
Replies: 17
Views: 8514

Re: Clutter?

1. In the real world I've seen this occasionally, especially in hand copied parts. I suppose because the instruction is actually an abbreviation of ottava, ottava bassa, quindicesima, etc. that it remains. Gould seems to think it's optional as well. 2. Yeah, this seems pretty unnecessary to me too. ...
by Fred G. Unn
08 Feb 2017, 20:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Regular and doubling instrument information
Replies: 10
Views: 4808

Re: Regular and doubling instrument information

OCTO wrote:
08 Feb 2017, 19:15
Does it make sense?
Sure, that should be clear.
by Fred G. Unn
08 Feb 2017, 16:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Regular and doubling instrument information
Replies: 10
Views: 4808

Re: Regular and doubling instrument information

David's suggestion is a good one. "1234" makes sense for the score, it would then be on the copyist to make sure all the parts work out by book. I suppose there is also the matter of the conductor knowing which chair is playing which part if "Trumpet 1 in C" suddenly is playing "Trumpet 3." If the d...
by Fred G. Unn
08 Feb 2017, 12:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Regular and doubling instrument information
Replies: 10
Views: 4808

Re: Regular and doubling instrument information

The Flutes seem pretty straightforward. I would just think of it by chair and go with: Flute 1 / doubling Alto Flute Flute 2 / doubling Alto Flute Piccolo / doubling Alto Flute The trumpet situation is not really that different: Piccolo Trumpet 1 in Bb / doubling Trumpet in C Piccolo Trumpet 2 in Bb...
by Fred G. Unn
08 Feb 2017, 04:03
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

In regards to the lyric extenders, I'm aiming to avoid what I see as overuse of extenders ... In my mind, this adds unnecessary clutter, and I have thusly kept the extenders to a minimum. If there are egregious cases of melismata and no slur then I believe their use is justified, but I completely d...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Feb 2017, 14:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 8
Views: 4096

Re: Recommended books

I don't have any affiliation with them, but NPC Imaging is a good source of books on notation: http://www.npcimaging.com/ They even have Gould cheaper than Amazon, and have Ross available on CD-ROM. Copies of Ross come up on eBay from time to time so you might want to save a search for it there to g...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Feb 2017, 13:54
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

A few comments: 1. Your system bracket seems awfully far from the music. I would move it a bit closer. 2. I agree with John's earlier comment about the periods. I just don't see the point. (he he) 3. The measure numbers are just slightly too close to the wings of the bracket. I would move them up ju...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Feb 2017, 12:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Regular and doubling instrument information
Replies: 10
Views: 4808

Re: Regular and doubling instrument information

Yes, but Gould's underlining looks horribly dated to me, as underlining is a held-over typewriter convention to indicate stress, and now underlining typically indicates a hyperlink. Her suggestion to use caps or boxed instrument changes is good though. In her example, I disagree with her decision to...
by Fred G. Unn
27 Jan 2017, 15:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 3 beaming choices
Replies: 18
Views: 8978

Re: 3 beaming choices

Just as a general guideline, I decided to look up 16th beaming since it had been a while since I thought about the subject. I didn't really see this addressed in Ross, which was a bit of a surprise considering how many pages he devotes to beaming. If anyone is interested, here's what Gould has to sa...