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by MalteM
06 Apr 2022, 12:03
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: First post: Feedback on a score (typesetting, fonts, cover, etc)
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: First post: Feedback on a score (typesetting, fonts, cover, etc)

I’m not a typesetting/engraving expert but here are some details that I think could improve legibility: 1st movement • Stem directions m. 5–11, 18–20, 31–44 (and many other), left hand: I’d prefer downward stems for the quarter notes, upward for the shorter ones; this is some kind of polyphony with ...
by MalteM
07 Feb 2022, 14:22
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Proofreading suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 4216

Re: Proofreading suggestions

Not only Peters makes such mistakes but also Hansen with Poulenc’s “Sex tour”: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/se ... c/16656583
by MalteM
16 Dec 2021, 07:46
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: a violin open string/specified tring question
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: a violin open string/specified tring question

I find the mixture of string number (II) and finger number (0) confusing, so how about two string numbers instead? Also, these numbers don’t have to be that cramped I think. And maybe you could make the crossing clearer by using different stem directions?
by MalteM
08 Dec 2021, 18:26
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Notating a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

Re: Notating a bar

Maybe it’s not 100% clear for everyone but I think that like for fingerings in most cases the distribution of notes onto the hands should be decided by the pianist or the editor, not by the composer. In simple cases like this one, there is a “default” distribution every skilled pianist will use with...
by MalteM
08 Dec 2021, 17:10
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Notating a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

Re: Notating a bar

John Ruggero wrote:
04 Dec 2021, 16:26
example.jpeg
IMHO you need those hooks for hand distribution, the stem directions and beaming are clear enough.
by MalteM
02 Dec 2021, 07:24
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: How to beam this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: How to beam this?

How about this?

Edit: Added two more options but I think I like the tremolo_beaming.png the most, the position of beats is clearer for me.
by MalteM
15 Nov 2021, 17:03
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: cross staff or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: cross staff or not?

IMHO D is horrible, as a pianist I wouldn’t think of two separate rhythms in two separate hands here. I’m not sure whether to prefer A or C, maybe kneed beams are more legible?
How about one of these? I included the variant “B without redundant rests” mentioned by Schonbergian.
by MalteM
18 Jul 2020, 08:44
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Old notation software
Replies: 16
Views: 7782

Re: Old notation software

I know that! Train for “transport”, speeding quaver for “fast note entry” etc. :D
However Finale Allegro 98 had less colorful icons …
by MalteM
18 Jul 2020, 07:07
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Old notation software
Replies: 16
Views: 7782

Re: Old notation software

Does anyone still use MusiXTeX? I didn’t think so until I realized that the documentation (http://icking-music-archive.org/softwar ... sixdoc.pdf) was updated in January …
by MalteM
17 Jul 2020, 14:43
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: If Dorico had Dorico...
Replies: 26
Views: 17964

Re: If Dorico had Dorico...

You seem to have to specify two hyphens in the code just for one gap, and an underscore for each missed-out syllable...? :eek: Yes. But: Frescobaldi has a nice tool to automatically insert hyphens using hyphenation dictionary. It works pretty well for me, both for German and English language (and L...