Headless notes and their articulations

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Headless notes and their articulations

Post by OCTO » 06 Nov 2018, 19:47

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.
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Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Post by OCTO » 06 Nov 2018, 19:50

another variant of the 8va position.
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Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Post by David Ward » 06 Nov 2018, 19:53

I would do it as in the first example.

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Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Post by John Ruggero » 06 Nov 2018, 21:50

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.
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Re: Headless notes and their articulations

Post by OCTO » 07 Nov 2018, 10:59

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.
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