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by JJP
03 Oct 2022, 16:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: More Beaming
Replies: 19
Views: 1126

Re: More Beaming

Thank you both for your thoughts. I raised this because I have never seen a definitive explanation, as you both indicate. There has been apparent consensus on much of this, but few explanations as to "why" which can be codified. I tack George Orwell's final rule for writing to the end of any list of...
by JJP
28 Sep 2022, 01:47
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: More Beaming
Replies: 19
Views: 1126

Re: More Beaming

I think we all agree that an ascending hanging beam end creates a triangle. What are the rationales for this being discouraged? I know that traditionally such shapes caused printing issues. However, today, printing is much sharper in many cases... but I think we should still be conservative. Persona...
by JJP
25 Sep 2022, 18:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: More Beaming
Replies: 19
Views: 1126

Re: More Beaming

However, the issue here is whether the stem length in bar 4 and 5 should be the same; not what it is should be. My opinion is that they should be the same, especially if the bars are consecutive or part of a continuing or recurring pattern. Changing length of the stems can imply a change in pitch o...
by JJP
25 Sep 2022, 18:27
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: Edition of Scarlatti K. 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Edition of Scarlatti K. 1

Thank you to both of you for allowing the rest of us to follow this thoughtful conversation!
by JJP
29 Aug 2022, 20:56
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Percussion (susp. cymbal) notation question
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Percussion (susp. cymbal) notation question

I usually see "bell", "on bell", or "at bell" to indicate playing the bell of the cymbal.

Some people use little pictograms to show where to play, but in my experience as a percussionist, there is no standardization to them.
by JJP
09 Aug 2022, 02:00
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro

benwiggy wrote:
08 Aug 2022, 15:26
For the record, the Maestro Wide noteheads are at uniF600 to F604 in Finale Maestro. The crotchet note there is 343 font units**, compared to 318. The minim is 353, compared to 328.

(Divide by 250 to get spaces.)
This post is so much geeky goodness. :)
by JJP
03 Aug 2022, 22:06
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: freehand annotations in Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: freehand annotations in Finale

I use text expressions as well. They are easier to manage.
by JJP
20 Jul 2022, 18:05
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Encore back from the dead
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Encore back from the dead

It seems like many people are aware that the available notation software isn't meeting everyone's needs. I doubt that any software (of any kind) meets everyone's needs. There's a balance between the needs it fulfils, and the needs it doesn't. I may be willing to forgive a rare failing, if my daily ...
by JJP
19 Jul 2022, 21:58
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Encore back from the dead
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Encore back from the dead

Wow, that's interesting. It seems like many people are aware that the available notation software isn't meeting everyone's needs. However, I agree with you that there is a question of where the market is for most of these programs. Those seeking fully-featured, professional tools and willing to pay ...
by JJP
19 Jul 2022, 21:50
Forum: News - Questions - Suggestions
Topic: How much to pay a proofreader?
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

Re: How much to pay a proofreader?

Maybe people only use proofreaders on union gigs? I can’t reallly seem to find anyone out there doing freelance proofreading. I know Joan Kane or a big copy house will have their own proofreaders, was just wondering what freelancer actually charges. Also I know musicians and composers here in LA, b...