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by DatOrganistTho
25 Jan 2016, 15:20
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [MuseScore] Anyone use it?
Replies: 18
Views: 4806

Re: [MuseScore] Anyone use it?

I use it as well, mainly for hard pressing situations where I can't (for some reason) come up with a solution in LilyPond in time. 2.X is a fabulous improvement (indeed, when I purchased my own version of Sibelius 6, I was already trying to make the leap to LilyPond, and MuseScore 1.X was my curious...
by DatOrganistTho
22 Jan 2016, 18:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Engraving Lyrics in a Sacred Setting
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Re: Engraving Lyrics in a Sacred Setting

DatOrganistTho, Could you provide some examples? Here's LASST UNS ERFREUEN, Ralph Vaughan Williams: http://www.hymnary.org/media/fetch/100659 You'll notice that the alignment of lyrics are based on the soprano voice, because when the other harmonies go into melisma, the text only aligns to the left...
by DatOrganistTho
21 Jan 2016, 16:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2
Replies: 22
Views: 6105

Re: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2

Yes, breaking of the rules when composing is not that something we composers think about or not. Of course, it concerns composers who have written all their opus by hand, as it is with me - so far. I would even stress David's thought about the ink. Imagine this situation: you play with one hand a p...
by DatOrganistTho
21 Jan 2016, 16:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2
Replies: 22
Views: 6105

Re: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2

DatOrganistTho wrote: I wouldn't have thought twice about what Beethoven was doing, but this is interesting and I'm willing to revisit it again. It is precisely for this reason that Beethoven took great care to preserve his sketchbooks: he thought that it would be both interesting and enlightening ...
by DatOrganistTho
19 Jan 2016, 18:10
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Strange notation in Ravel
Replies: 33
Views: 9520

Re: Strange notation in Ravel

Here's the last to systems of the 4th song in Ravel's Cinq mélodies populaires grecques: Cinq mélodies populaires grecques IV.jpg Apart from the unclear notation in the piano, 4th measure, my real question is with the 6th measure, piano, left hand. This seems to me like an overly complex, if not un...
by DatOrganistTho
19 Jan 2016, 17:51
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2
Replies: 22
Views: 6105

Re: Engravers vs Composers: Stem Direction 2

I wouldn't have thought twice about what Beethoven was doing, but this is interesting and I'm willing to revisit it again. When it comes to manuscripts, it is far more important to composers to get the idea on the paper FIRST before observing any rules of notation. I can't find a single composer who...
by DatOrganistTho
19 Jan 2016, 17:40
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Engraving Lyrics in a Sacred Setting
Replies: 6
Views: 2593

Engraving Lyrics in a Sacred Setting

In a cursory glance through various sources, it becomes clear that Lyrics aligned to a melody are to be centered underneath unless that lyric occupies a melisma, in which case it is left-aligned. Some cases can be shifted around depending on the length of the word. However, I have not heard much com...