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by Fred G. Unn
08 Nov 2020, 18:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 3/4 Piano notation question
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: 3/4 Piano notation question

Thanks! I'll use the ties.
by Fred G. Unn
07 Nov 2020, 19:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: 3/4 Piano notation question
Replies: 2
Views: 293

3/4 Piano notation question

I'm aware of the standard convention that when notating syncopated rhythms in 3/4 you are supposed to show at least 2 beats. (Gould pg 168) I just wanted to clarify how everyone here applies that to piano music, or any other instrument with 2 staves. Does a beat in another staff count as exposing th...
by Fred G. Unn
02 Dec 2019, 17:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: varied repetition
Replies: 9
Views: 4007

Re: varied repetition

Gould says:
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I've also seen it just done with a hyphen or some sort of divider when the intent is clear:
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Or am I not understanding your question?
by Fred G. Unn
30 Nov 2019, 02:23
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)
Replies: 13
Views: 7188

Re: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)

orchestracomposer wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 16:41
Wow! Thank you very much, Fred!
You're welcome! (It's sort of an open secret here but "Fred G. Unn" = phrygian, so I'm not really Fred :) )
by Fred G. Unn
30 Nov 2019, 02:14
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Octave transposing clef design?
Replies: 11
Views: 6479

Re: Octave transposing clef design?

“Do not use these clefs to replace genuine octave transpositions (Britten used them in his late scores, especially for piano and harp). The clefs tend to go unnoticed, as the player is unaccustomed to reading them.” I am banging my head as I write this, but he has suggested some "Note change of cle...
by Fred G. Unn
29 Nov 2019, 15:13
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)
Replies: 13
Views: 7188

Re: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)

Interesting! Thank you for this information. I am especially curious about the chapter "TimeSaving and TimeWasting". Here are scans of the last two chapters of the book: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49141509533_8d2997ba88_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49142203952_f332c484f0_b.jpg...
by Fred G. Unn
29 Nov 2019, 04:12
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)
Replies: 13
Views: 7188

Re: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)

I have already assembled a reading-list composed of the following authors: William Gamble, Karl Hader, Antony Donato, Ted Ross, Clinton Roemer, Ken J. Williams, Kurt Stone, Elaine Gould (for the time being, I have no intention to read Gardner Read). My own perspective on these: Gamble: I have the 1...
by Fred G. Unn
29 Nov 2019, 03:47
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)
Replies: 13
Views: 7188

Re: Has anyone read the following books? (Boustead, Mender, Chlapik)

For the books of Mona Mender, Alan Boustead and Herbert Chlapik, if I find no more information I think I will wait till I have finished reading the aforementioned books to decide wether to read them or not. I sorta collect music engraving books so I own and have read many of the books you have list...
by Fred G. Unn
29 Nov 2019, 01:15
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Octave transposing clef design?
Replies: 11
Views: 6479

Re: Octave transposing clef design?

The composer, not always young and inexperienced, would insist on using some ill-conceived notation. Arnstein would patiently explain why it wasn't a good idea. Usually reason would prevail. If not, we would do what the composer wanted, like with the guy who used neither octave signs or transposing...
by Fred G. Unn
28 Nov 2019, 14:37
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Octave transposing clef design?
Replies: 11
Views: 6479

Re: Octave transposing clef design?

Octave transposing clefs remind me of those mythical creatures created by grafting together ill-matched body parts from several species. No matter how they are designed, they look weird and unnatural. And they are needless and self-defeating in piano music because most pianists would prefer normal ...