Musicwriter - in use throughout the world

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Musicwriter - in use throughout the world

Post by OCTO » 03 Jan 2018, 14:39

To whom it might concern:

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Post by John Ruggero » 07 Jan 2018, 14:35

When I was a student in NYC, I spent several weeks engraving on one of those for a small choral music publisher. They were happy to give me one-on-one instruction, since so few people knew how to use one. Coordinating music and text was harrowing. I eventually quit to have more time for piano practice.
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Post by Knut » 07 Jan 2018, 20:51

John Ruggero wrote:
07 Jan 2018, 14:35
When I was a student in NYC, I spent several weeks engraving on one of those for a small choral music publisher. They were happy to give me one-on-one instruction, since so few people knew how to use one. Coordinating music and text was harrowing. I eventually quit to have more time for piano practice.

That's easy to see from some of the sample pages available.

I do like some aspects of the 'font' produced by Model 10, though. It could be a nice starting point for a semi-handwritten music font.

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Post by Schonbergian » 08 Jan 2018, 01:42

I've definitely seen the "publisher model" used by a bunch of smaller Canadian publishers in the 1980s, and one of the most popular hymnals is also typeset with one.

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Post by odod » 08 Jan 2018, 08:40

I think i saw that on my Joe Satriani’s guitar book circa 92 something ..


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Post by odod » 10 Jan 2018, 12:12

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A pic taken from an old ABBA’s book .. old edition


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Post by OCTO » 10 Jan 2018, 13:18

John Ruggero wrote:
07 Jan 2018, 14:35
When I was a student in NYC, I spent several weeks engraving on one of those for a small choral music publisher. They were happy to give me one-on-one instruction, since so few people knew how to use one. Coordinating music and text was harrowing. I eventually quit to have more time for piano practice.
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How do you enter slurs on that machine?
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Post by John Ruggero » 10 Jan 2018, 22:39

I think that the slurs were probably pressed on with Notaset for short and medium and drawn with instruments for the longer and more complex ones. But I never got to that far...
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