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Behind Bars

Post by Ron » 05 Oct 2015, 15:28

The book I turn to when I have a question about engraving is Elaine Gould's "Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to music Notation." (Faber Music Ltd) First published in 2011 it is certainly the most recent authoritative book on the subject. I've encountered quibbles with some of Gould's pronouncements on other forums, but, on the whole, I think any serious composer or engraver needs to have this book handy.
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Hals über Kopf

Post by OCTO » 05 Oct 2015, 19:04

https://www.edition-peters.de/cms/deuts ... id=EP72478

Yes, it is the top class book - must have!

Ther is German version: Hals über Kopf (funny translation) by Peters.
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Re: Behind Bars

Post by Vaughan » 06 Oct 2015, 10:40

I agree that this book belongs in the library of music engravers. There are things one might disagree with but on the whole it's definitive.
That's a clever German title! Translating word puns is difficult and that's a good solution. You know the double entendre in the English title?

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Re: Behind Bars

Post by Ron » 06 Oct 2015, 13:49

Yes, I am well aware of the double entendre of the title of Elaine Gould's book. In fact, when I first did a Google search of it I found a book called "Behind Bars" by Ron Brown. Not only did I not remember writing this book (my memory is pretty bad), but it is about the history of jails in Ontario.
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Re: Behind Bars

Post by Vaughan » 06 Oct 2015, 14:01

That is really funny and also quite impressive! I hope I didn't insult you! :x

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Re: Behind Bars

Post by Ron » 06 Oct 2015, 15:31

Not at all. 8-)
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Re: Behind Bars

Post by OCTO » 06 Oct 2015, 17:33

English version of the title is so funny/clever and so is the German too!!
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Re: Behind Bars

Post by Vaughan » 06 Oct 2015, 22:12

What do you think they'll call the French translation? :)

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Re: Behind Bars

Post by John Ruggero » 07 Oct 2015, 18:14

Sorry, but I think the title is incongruous and that it is even worse in the German. To me it sounds like something the publisher came up with to be "appealing". (A prison is appealing? Or maybe they are referring to a bartender?) And why? Who do they think the audience is for this book?

Anyway, I am going to buy the book because everyone seems to think so highly of it, but certainly not for the title.
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Re: Behind Bars

Post by OCTO » 08 Oct 2015, 05:55

John Ruggero wrote:Anyway, I am going to buy the book because everyone seems to think so highly of it, but certainly not for the title.
I am definitely interested in your opinion about it!
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