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Headless notes and their articulations

Posted: 06 Nov 2018, 19:47
by OCTO
I am in doubt where to place articulations on headless notes. Articulations are, in the most cases, centered over/under noteheads.
Here the notehead is missing, therefore are the stems the main position factor?
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Additional question: how about the end of the example? I am not sure where to place the octave symbol.

Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Posted: 06 Nov 2018, 19:50
by OCTO
another variant of the 8va position.
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Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Posted: 06 Nov 2018, 19:53
by David Ward
I would do it as in the first example.

Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Posted: 06 Nov 2018, 21:50
by John Ruggero
Gould places the dots directly over the stems (page 404). This does seem better to me for the reason you gave: the stem is the only available "position factor".

For the same sort of reason, the octave sign would be placed over the last G only (see page 326 in Gould) since it is the only definite note available.

Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 10:59
by OCTO
John Ruggero wrote:
06 Nov 2018, 21:50
For the same sort of reason, the octave sign would be placed over the last G only (see page 326 in Gould) since it is the only definite note available.
That is very interesting indeed, thank you John.
I will consider how to apply it.