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by JJP
22 Jun 2022, 03:00
Forum: News - Questions - Suggestions
Topic: has anyone heard from Octo recently?
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: has anyone heard from Octo recently?

Happy to hear you are well, and that you took the time you needed.
by JJP
09 May 2022, 21:05
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines

Especially for rolled chords, I like the example on the right, more like the Maestro and Engraver lines. They have a lower amplitude which allows the eye to flow down the line more. The line on the left has a higher amplitude which creates more visual noise and implies oscillation. This hints at eye...
by JJP
01 May 2022, 05:18
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beams in Singing Voice with Text
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Beams in Singing Voice with Text

Fred G. Unn wrote:
30 Apr 2022, 21:59
1) Top example is fine, but I personally never beam 3 eighths together to avoid any possible confusion with a triplet. Many publishers may think this is ok, but I usually wouldn't do it.
I agree with Fred - flag followed by two beamed eighths.
by JJP
05 Apr 2022, 22:25
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Finale Maestro Wide font discontinued

Well, most of them will follow the SMuFL standard: https://www.w3.org/2019/03/smufl13/tables/staff-brackets-and-dividers.html But there are also lots "beyond SMuFL" (from U+F400 onwards), which are alternates and additional forms. E.g. Maestro uses a single glyph for accidentals in brackets, which ...
by JJP
04 Apr 2022, 22:54
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Finale Maestro Wide font discontinued

HOWEVER... It appears the Maestro Wide notehead characters are not in the new font as far as I can see. The answer for now appears to be setting the default font to Finale Maestro and choosing the new character locations for anything that is now pointing to the wrong character. Then setting the note...
by JJP
03 Apr 2022, 19:14
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Finale Maestro Wide font discontinued

Thank you everyone for your feedback. With everyone's input and a bit of research, I now understand that the Maestro Wide characters have been incorporated into the Finale Maestro SMuFL font. It's really a matter of finding the necessary characters and re-assigning them in my template. That's tediou...
by JJP
30 Mar 2022, 21:01
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Finale Maestro Wide font now part of Finale Maestro

------------- EDIT: This issue has been resolved. Finale's Maestro Wide font was indeed incorporated into Finale Maestro. -------------- I’ve been informed by MakeMusic that the Finale Maestro Wide font will not be receiving a SMuFL update. The font can still be used, but can not be designated as a ...
by JJP
21 Mar 2022, 17:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Interesting keyboard notation
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Interesting piano notation

The first one are these half notes in 6/8 at the end of Chopin's Etude op. 10 no. 7, which are so much better than tied notes since there is no danger that it could be confused with a change to 3/4 accentuation, as it might in an instrumental part. I love this example. It reminds me George Orwell's...
by JJP
15 Mar 2022, 02:35
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: How to Notate Repeat Section Without Voice Part?
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

Re: How to Notate Repeat Section Without Voice Part?

Is studio parts we will commonly mark the voice "1st time only" and the right hand of the piano "2nd time only". We would use "Tacet 1st time" for the piano if the section is repeated multiple times.
by JJP
10 Mar 2022, 04:21
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: “Portraits in Beams and Barlines: Critical Music Editing and the Art of Notation”
Replies: 12
Views: 1315

Re: “Portraits in Beams and Barlines: Critical Music Editing and the Art of Notation”

John Ruggero wrote:
10 Mar 2022, 03:56
if you can't express it simply and clearly, it probably isn't worth expressing.
That could be good advice for notating as well! ;)