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by Schonbergian
14 May 2024, 02:12
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: From Plate to Page with Dorico
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

Re: From Plate to Page with Dorico

A piece of advice about improving your keyboard skills: if your have the patience, the biggest bang for your buck would be to play all the three and four note major and minor chords (all inversions and possible fingerings) chromatically with both hands an octave apart throughout the entire keyboard...
by Schonbergian
22 Apr 2024, 16:31
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Spacing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 23483

Re: Spacing problem

I wouldn't see any issue with moving the violin notes even closer to each other, and have seen this several times in published scores to save space.
by Schonbergian
13 Dec 2023, 03:25
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: What a difference a line makes!
Replies: 10
Views: 175345

Re: What a difference a line makes!

I don't find the extension line on "For" to serve any real purpose - the left-aligned lyric text should be enough for a melisma that only covers that much horizontal space. For "Christ" it definitely aids in readability. I am very partial to the Baerenreiter custom of placing pun...
by Schonbergian
12 Jul 2023, 17:26
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fonts for Lyrics
Replies: 39
Views: 117936

Re: Fonts for Lyrics

I'd try to show a little bit of an extension line in those tied notes: bb. 60, 63. I did a bit of work for a publisher recently; and while their output is not generally anything to shout about, they were insistent that there was always the slightest bit of an extension line, even if it meant moving...
by Schonbergian
28 Jun 2023, 16:15
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: How crowded a SSATB score should be?
Replies: 6
Views: 24270

Re: How crowded a SSATB score should be?

Older scores would often place the dynamics on the stave to solve this sort of issue. I believe it is a very favourable solution.
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by Schonbergian
11 Feb 2023, 02:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs Ugly or necessary?
Replies: 9
Views: 9795

Re: Slurs Ugly or necessary?

I prefer the voices to be split in hymns, as is done in all the highest-quality English hymnals. It makes reading the independent progression of each part much easier as a singer.
by Schonbergian
15 Nov 2022, 02:16
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2
Replies: 8
Views: 19595

Re: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2

It continues to astound me that these works are not more well-known by pianists today. As an outsider to the piano world, it always seems like anything before Beethoven and Schubert (with the exception of Bach) tends to get the short end of the stick. I wonder how much of that is the issue with edit...
by Schonbergian
09 Oct 2022, 01:49
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: The biggest scandal in music publishing
Replies: 32
Views: 62272

Re: The biggest scandal in music publishing

Generally I find most piano fingerings for Baroque music to be over-fussy, but the simplified fingerings that one can use on the harpsichord and organ are not always practicable because the modern piano takes longer to speak and variety in articulation is more easily expressed through force rather t...
by Schonbergian
11 Dec 2021, 16:00
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Notating a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 36371

Re: Notating a bar

Vierne, Pieces de fantaisie - Cathédrales:
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by Schonbergian
11 Dec 2021, 15:48
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Notating a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 36371

Re: Notating a bar

Widor, Symphonie No. 7:

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If played as written, the passage is practically impossible, let alone playable with any sense of legato. Divided intuitively, it is straightforward.