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by JJP
03 Jul 2024, 15:47
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

I've been looking over orchestral parts by Sibelius and Bruckner, some of which are hand copied and some engraved. Some of the engravers and copyists seem to be consciously pre- aligning the bar lines as a convenience before filling them in, even if there are variations in accidentals that should h...
by JJP
03 Jul 2024, 14:13
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

I'm not sure that moving the barlines a little would be of much help here - or would it? Perhaps numbers below the measures? (I think I would have done something like putting measure numbers to the left above the staff system, and numbers counting the measures of this section below.) Any ideas? One...
by JJP
02 Jul 2024, 05:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: publishers' "house style" manuals
Replies: 17
Views: 1675

Re: publishers' "house style" manuals

Oh now that is a cool project!
by JJP
02 Jul 2024, 00:18
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion

There have been so many attempts to improve percussion notation. Most of these don't ever take off beyond one composer, or they are never adopted widely enough to become anywhere close to a standard. I commend you for attempting to create a comprehensive standard, and I do hope you are aware of the ...
by JJP
01 Jul 2024, 23:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

I can see the points you both are making. I think this is yet another case where context is everything, and there is no hard rule to be found. I find John's first example problematic. The combination of the barlines and the stems of the notes aligning vertically tends to lead the eye up and down. Th...
by JJP
30 Jun 2024, 19:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

Double-clicking with the Measure Tool then adding a small value (or subtracting by adding a negative value) in Measure Attributes / Display / Add: __ to width is pretty fast too. In Finale, I also find it quick to use the measure tool. Though, I often like to look at the full page and simply drag a...
by JJP
29 Jun 2024, 22:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

What do members think of A. A.'s prohibition? I agree 100%. Speaking as both a copyist and percussionist, the issue becomes especially acute on charts with rhythm slashes and few or no chords, like drum parts. It’s worse on computer copied or engraved than hand-copied parts. Hand-copied may have en...
by JJP
17 Jun 2024, 23:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: publishers' "house style" manuals
Replies: 17
Views: 1675

Re: publishers' "house style" manuals

benwiggy mentioned the Schirmer guide. It's easy to purchase online in many countries. Search for "G. Schirmer/AMP Manual of Style and Usage"

I have the 3rd edition, which was published in 2009. I don't know if it has been updated since.
by JJP
16 Apr 2024, 00:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 12984

Re: Page size order conventions

Is there an ISO standard for this?
by JJP
12 Apr 2024, 05:33
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Alternative to CutePDF - for macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 8581

Re: Alternative to CutePDF - for macOS

I bought PDF Expert years ago. They are now are encouraging people to subscribe, but there is still a purchase option. There is a free download to test it.

https://pdfexpert.com/