Engraving in MuseScore

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Re: Engraving in MuseScore

Post by OCTO » 09 Dec 2017, 09:31

John Ruggero wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 00:20
Another possibility would be to write out the first one exactly as you find yourself actually playing it. You might discover that you play it somewhat the same way each time even if it is irregular.Then "sim." over a gliss. line for the others.
The all three examples are written exactly as they would be performed.

Basically, the violinist plays 1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2.... together with gliss..
"sim." is really a good idea, and that would be actually applied for fingering 1-2. I think the best is to have written it every time, the "sim." information next to "1 2".
David Ward wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 07:48
As a non-vioinist, but one contemplating the writing of a violin concerto, I don't think I'd even write quite as high as no 2 (the B a minor 3rd below that D might be my notional highest), so it's interesting to see a violinist writing way higher.
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Tavener has written in his Protecting Veil a3 for cello (4th line above in :t ), which would be just minor third down from the highest note in my example. I know it is easier to be so high on the cello than on violin, but a bit extravaganza is welcomed here.
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Re: Engraving in MuseScore

Post by John Ruggero » 09 Dec 2017, 16:42

OCTO wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 09:31
The all three examples are written exactly as they would be performed.
I meant with exact pitches the first time. But this may be completely contrary to your intention.

I was also stunned by those high notes!
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Re: Engraving in MuseScore

Post by OCTO » 07 Nov 2018, 11:07

Taking back this topic, I continue with my violin piece in MuseScore.

A very interesting thing is clear: MuseScore is not capable of doing many things automatically, and therefore I am forced to do manual adjustments, thus taking my own decisions in pure engraving. Also, with manual adjustments you will never get equal-to-all positioning which adds some kind of beauty. It was interestingly explained in Zizek's talk about imperfection and falling in love ( https://youtu.be/7xYO-VMZUGo?t=140 ) but I indeed want to stress how the total control of Sibelius' magnetic layout makes scores not looking beautiful but looking - plain.

However, it takes time to do many things manually.
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Re: Engraving in MuseScore

Post by OCTO » 09 Nov 2018, 08:56

I have done now the first page of my violin piece in MuseScore 2.
I have started on Linux about year ago, than on OS X than stopped; and now continue working on Windows 10 and a large monitor (27" BenQ).

What I can say: the output is very good, better than what I expected. I have started the same score in other software, but I was unable to do the same appearance in Sibelius and even not in Finale. to continue in MS was indeed appealing. There is something pretty nice in lines, curves and spacing, that makes MS look better in this case. But I have edited manually all measures, nothing is by default. What is very nice, as I have described before, I have been able to move items and keep them there fixed, which is very good. Sibelius makes that almost impossible, even when the magnetic layout is turned off.

Here is the first page, zoomed out, but for people interested in having a full PDF page, let me know and I will send it to you privately (I am not sure how to share a file with just a certain people, and I don't want this to be available for download, that is why. The piece needs to be performed and registered first).
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