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by Fred G. Unn
09 Jan 2024, 13:17
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Dorico slurs and beams
Replies: 63
Views: 1185825

Re: Dorico slurs and beams

The only thing I don’t like of Ross’s prescriptions is the 1 1/4 slant for 4ths and 5ths. It’s too big for me. I agree with you. I tried to get as close to Ross as I could, just to see what was possible, and then I actually went back and slightly softened a bunch of the angles for my own defaults.
by Fred G. Unn
08 Jan 2024, 14:09
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Dorico slurs and beams
Replies: 63
Views: 1185825

Re: Dorico slurs and beams

It was actually a collision with an accidental and a flat beam that started me down this path again. My current settings handle Ross pg 118 pretty well too.
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by Fred G. Unn
08 Jan 2024, 13:20
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Dorico slurs and beams
Replies: 63
Views: 1185825

Re: Dorico slurs and beams

I wonder if there is a real solution to get, say 80 or 90% as one would like to, and manually adjust the inevitable. I just reconfigured all my beam settings over the weekend, and pretty much threw out all my older settings. In addition to Ross and the UE handbook, Clinton Roemer's book has very de...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Jan 2024, 19:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Enharmonic symbol
Replies: 27
Views: 358317

Re: Enharmonic symbol

Perhaps an equal sign as a Line?
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Might be confused for some type of tremolo though.
by Fred G. Unn
07 Jan 2024, 18:10
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Enharmonic symbol
Replies: 27
Views: 358317

Re: Enharmonic symbol

Bracketing the note often means to tacet or "ghost" it, so I wouldn't be inclined to use that. Gould shows a bracketed cue-sized stemless notehead on page 437 if you like that style.
by Fred G. Unn
04 Jan 2024, 19:29
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Dorico slurs and beams
Replies: 63
Views: 1185825

Re: Dorico slurs and beams

Have you created this page in Dorico directly? If you did, please tell me there is a way other than Codas to achieve it! Haha, nope, just used Codas. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53442511821_0f7e2b67f9_c.jpg It's a really complicated mess of interrelated settings. Obviously the Beams setting...
by Fred G. Unn
15 Dec 2023, 21:53
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale 27.4 released
Replies: 14
Views: 147145

Re: Finale 27.4 released

They released a patch a couple of days ago too, so 27.4.1 is now the current version. I really only use it anymore to quickly clean up files from a couple of clients and then export XML.
by Fred G. Unn
28 Nov 2023, 12:54
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Let's talk Manuscript Paper, Pens and other copying materials
Replies: 24
Views: 73351

Re: Let's talk Manuscript Paper, Pens and other copying materials

Just wanted to mention the Julliard Store currently has the 9x12 Henle sketchbooks 20% off (through today). At $4.50 they aren't expensive to begin with, LOL, but I usually buy these 10 at a time to use for lessons as they are cheap enough to just give out to students. They are a pretty useful size ...
by Fred G. Unn
27 Nov 2023, 15:12
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Tantacrul - "Music Notation Must Die: The Battle For How We Read Music"
Replies: 0
Views: 59593

Tantacrul - "Music Notation Must Die: The Battle For How We Read Music"

It's a few weeks old now, so many of you might have seen it already, but Tantacrul recently had an interesting video on the history of music notation along with proposed systems and reforms. (Sorry if it was posted already and I missed it.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq3bUFgEcb4 He sets it up w...
by Fred G. Unn
19 Nov 2023, 17:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Karg-Elert metrical curiousity
Replies: 7
Views: 50893

Re: Karg-Elert metrical curiousity

JJP wrote: 19 Nov 2023, 01:19 I usually am not this decisive about notation questions, emphasizing that context rules the day; but that notation is simply wrong.
Good, glad to know others are in agreement that this is incorrect!