The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

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Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

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Thanks, odod. And Merry Christmas to you and all of the Notat.io family!
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Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

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Odod, this really looks great!

AFAIK the only font that comes close to this handwritten look is Max Keenlyside's "Rodgers & Hammerstein" font (Download: http://www.maxpiano.ca/Handwritten.zip ). But R&H doesn't look so elegant, it's more the handwritten Broadway scores style that it tries to imitate.
The text font ("Magnus") is probably identical though.

There were two threads on Facebook's Music Engraving Tips recently about "beauty or not beauty" of handwritten fonts in typeset music.
Your font is definitely an enrichment.

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I agree completely with jan. odod's new font is an instant classic, and I want to buy a copy as soon as it is available for Finale.
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First post with a simple treble finding (Couperin):
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Old thread, but came across a book claimed to be written by Giuseppe Tartini, edited by Decio Agostino Trento; found a peculiar treble clef and thought of this board, so here 'tis:
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Nice contribution to our collection, worldwideweary!
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Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

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John Ruggero wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 17:11
I agree completely with jan. odod's new font is an instant classic, and I want to buy a copy as soon as it is available for Finale.
Did anything ever come of this? I love it.
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Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

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I'm relatively new to the forum, so I hadn't seen this thread. Wow! What a beautiful font from odod!

I would note that fonts like this (and particularly fonts made from really messy handwritten notation) would be very interesting for generating ground-truth data for training OMR neural nets to read handwritten music.

A challenge: someone do a Leonard Bernstein font (his notation is almost unreadable, but hey it's a classic!)

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odod wrote:
19 Dec 2017, 02:07
Is this good enough ?

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I would absolutely buy this if it were SMuFL compatible! I think classical music needs a "handwritten" font that doesn't smack of jazz! Very humble and elegant font... very humanizing.
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