What I am interested in is:
- spacing to note
- spacing between accidentals, AND:
- if there is a diversity of accidental-spacing (I mean, is really spacing the same),
- how does note-spacing affect accidental-spacing (if it does?)
Yeah, that's generally what I do too. Once I'm to the layout phase and I've done some global spacing, I uncheck Automatic Music Spacing and tweak things by hand. For a really tough bar, sometimes I've had to turn on Avoid Collision of Ledger Lines, and run music spacing on that one bar alone.Vaughan wrote:I often turn off spacing for ledger lines and tweak where necessary.
Actually, your example looks best to me. I see you have emboldened lines, haven't you?Fred G. Unn wrote:Here's a example of a few bars of a Guy Lacour etude from the original Lephonse Leduc publication, Sibelius, and Finale:
Thanks for that, I wasn't aware of it at all.Vaughan wrote:I often turn off spacing for ledger lines and tweak where necessary.
Thanks! Yeah, they are a bit thicker than the default. Barlines and ledger lines are 25% thicker than the staff lines or something too. Most of those settings I haven't changed in a really long time though, probably over a decade. Some are result of trial and error based on my printer, paper, and musician feedback. I think the thin default line settings seem to almost disappear when printed at a high resolution and read by elderly eyes or in low light. It differs a bit from what Gould and some others recommend, but I've gotten good feedback from performers with those settings and it works with my Ricoh SP 6330n printer.OCTO wrote: Actually, your example looks best to me. I see you have emboldened lines, haven't you?