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by Anders Hedelin
04 Aug 2022, 02:54
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: freehand annotations in Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: freehand annotations in Finale

Nothing prevents you from writing what you like in a text expression. If you have many different annotations, you might store them in a separate category which makes them easier to erase later on.
by Anders Hedelin
03 Aug 2022, 16:53
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: freehand annotations in Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: freehand annotations in Finale

FWIW I use text expressions for that, mostly query marks for something to come back to. These are easily obliterated when you are done with them, as opposed to text boxes.
by Anders Hedelin
27 Jul 2022, 09:13
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: più and meno as dynamic modifers
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: più and meno as dynamic modifers

Maybe it’s not a question of dynamic only, as you said “ warmer mp”. What about espr. or poco espr. ? espr. adds something to the character like 'warmth' or 'intensity', and as a rule also to the dynamic level. Fx p espr. practically always is louder than just p , sometimes rather much in fact.
by Anders Hedelin
15 Jul 2022, 15:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: instrument names in score
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: instrument names in score

If I'm not wrong, the only indication that has to be plural is Bassi in older scores, for violoncelli and contrabbassi sharing the same notes on the same staff.
by Anders Hedelin
09 Jun 2022, 14:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Flat beam question

Just a thought about the 8va thing. I'm not sure having seen the 8va symbol in older editions (because I'm not that familiar with them), but then it must surely have been an abbreviation of ottava , not of ottava alta as in modern notation programs? Gould uses 8va alta and 8va bassa in cues, a writi...
by Anders Hedelin
02 Jun 2022, 07:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Flat beam question

Good points, John. Actually my point about the beams was another, but since it's probably a bit idiosyncratic there's no point in repeating it.
by Anders Hedelin
01 Jun 2022, 16:34
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Flat beam question

Still, I can easily switch between accepting flat beams in concave note movements, and sloping beams following the trend of the notes. It's like walking in and out of rooms - in some of them you have to wear a jacket and a tie, in others you can come in a baggy sweater. I appreciate both possibiliti...
by Anders Hedelin
01 Jun 2022, 16:03
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Flat beam question

By no means! BTW I've found this, and the other forum truly educational. One tiny example: I was perfectly happy with the 8va and 8vb symbols until you pointed out that they were a creation by notation programs and had no substantiation in good old editions. So acceptance changed into rejection. And...
by Anders Hedelin
01 Jun 2022, 13:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Flat beam question

One point could be that not just experimenting with different approaches, but trying to get used to them, or even to like them could be beneficial in one way or other.
by Anders Hedelin
31 May 2022, 14:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Flat beam question

FWIW when experimenting with different beam appearances, flat, a little sloping, or more sloping, I've noticed that the eye quickly adapts to what is at hand. If you use flat beams (as in the example shown above), the eye, well my eye, takes it more or less for granted. If you use another approach, ...