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by David Ward
23 Dec 2015, 14:24
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Crumb's unique rhythms
Replies: 20
Views: 8630

Re: Crumb's unique rhythms

… … … What do you think, David? I think that there are probably musical situations and types of ensemble in which a standardized 'whole bar note' might work very efficiently, irrespective of the varying time signatures; but for the most part, and after further thought, I agree that it's likely to b...
by David Ward
22 Dec 2015, 22:26
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Crumb's unique rhythms
Replies: 20
Views: 8630

Re: Crumb's unique rhythms

John Ruggero wrote:Or make it a double whole note. Will anyone complain?
A breve (ie double whole note) is perhaps the most traditional-seeming answer that ought to fit most situations, if not as elegant as Crumb's before & after (or multiple) dots.
by David Ward
22 Dec 2015, 19:59
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Strange notation in Ravel
Replies: 33
Views: 13089

Re: Strange notation in Ravel

MJCube wrote:… … …  Is there a tool for this in Finale?
I'm not trying to answer on behalf of John, but, yes, it is very quick & easy to move noteheads horizontally, independently of the stem, with the Notehead Position Tool in Finale.
by David Ward
22 Dec 2015, 19:09
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Crumb's unique rhythms
Replies: 20
Views: 8630

Re: Crumb's unique rhythms

That might work for pianists, but what about some notation that would be clear in single line orchestral parts as “a new kind of note …” as you suggested above?
by David Ward
22 Dec 2015, 17:13
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Crumb's unique rhythms
Replies: 20
Views: 8630

Re: Crumb's unique rhythms

John Ruggero wrote:A good case could be made for a new kind of note that fills out an entire measure of any meter, corresponding to a "whole measure rest".
Definitely.
by David Ward
22 Dec 2015, 16:55
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Crumb's unique rhythms
Replies: 20
Views: 8630

Re: Crumb's unique rhythms

Triple dots can be found in Bruckner, although always followed in the bar by the short note to even things up. Usually a triple-dotted minim (1/2) = one and 7/8 minim, followed by a semiquaver (1/16) = the remaining 1/8 of the minim &c. Crumb seems to be following the same principle with his triple ...
by David Ward
17 Dec 2015, 12:01
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Pencils for music
Replies: 21
Views: 14107

Re: Pencils for music

Where have you bought this pencil case? It is really great! It's a Derwent pencil wrap. This is it on Amazon UK (does the link work in Sweden?) http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000P6YNHK?keywords=derwent%20pencil%20case&qid=1450352981&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 . I don't possess the slightly more substa...
by David Ward
17 Dec 2015, 10:04
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Pencils for music
Replies: 21
Views: 14107

Re: Pencils for music

OCTO wrote:I see DustFree - do you like it?
Very much, it's a good, clean and efficient pencil eraser - and I also like the Faber-Castell Trio sharpener (the grey triangle-sided object in the picture), which is easy to take with you, just as quick as fancy desk-mounted sharpeners, AND it gives a better result.
by David Ward
16 Dec 2015, 17:17
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Pencils for music
Replies: 21
Views: 14107

Re: Pencils for music

A few things for sketching music on a short trip away.
by David Ward
16 Dec 2015, 08:00
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Pencils for music
Replies: 21
Views: 14107

Re: Pencils for music

I do not like the Staedtler Tradition as I found the leads keep on breaking when sharpening. Otherwise a good quality B2 or B3. I find that on average in each box of 12 Staedtler Tradition 3B there are 2 individual pencils whose leads keep breaking when being sharpened. As soon as this happens for ...