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by Fred G. Unn
16 Mar 2023, 17:27
Forum: Engraver services / Publishers
Topic: Where is the best place to get sheet music perfect bound or saddle stitched?
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Where is the best place to get sheet music perfect bound or saddle stitched?

JoshNichols wrote: 15 Mar 2023, 02:12 Are there any places in the US?
I'm pretty sure Subito can do it and I've worked with them on projects before (although quite some years ago):
https://www.subitomusic.com/

I've heard good things about Black Ribbon too, but don't have any personal experience:
https://blackribbonprinting.com/
by Fred G. Unn
14 Mar 2023, 00:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Am I too picky? (and I'm not that experienced, but there are limits!)
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Am I too picky? (and I'm not that experienced, but there are limits!)

I forgot there was a notational key in the back. The composer himself calls it "portamento."
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by Fred G. Unn
13 Mar 2023, 14:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Am I too picky? (and I'm not that experienced, but there are limits!)
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Am I too picky? (and I'm not that experienced, but there are limits!)

For example, someone argued that a straight line gliss was different from a wavy line gliss in actual performance. This is pure horse-pucky. They are simply different notation conventions from different periods in time for the exact same performance technique. They are often different for wind play...
by Fred G. Unn
11 Mar 2023, 21:06
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: mercato and staccato
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: mercato and staccato

The question I need to ask is, how does a relatively uneducated writer figure out what is definitive? Seems to me, that my solution, marcato and staccato, is unambiguous, which is more than I can say for google. It will be played fine, it just sort of announces that you are "a relatively unedu...
by Fred G. Unn
11 Mar 2023, 20:30
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: mercato and staccato
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: mercato and staccato

I think JJP's assessment is spot on. Marcato combined with staccato in jazz is certainly uncommon and generally just unnecessary clutter. If you look through older hand copied parts, they usually are just presented like this: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52741054124_81f84dc8a7_o.png All of th...
by Fred G. Unn
05 Mar 2023, 19:37
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 45
Views: 25129

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

I am not sure why this music was chosen to represent various notation principles in comparison. Just the first system of this music is enough, and not needed to be "repetitive" throughout the page. Maybe we can "compose" a piece that would include many different aspects of notat...
by Fred G. Unn
03 Mar 2023, 17:42
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 45
Views: 25129

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

All those seem fair. I was trying to keep them aligned per voice across the bar, as a 6/8 bar isn't that long, but Gould says they only need to be aligned within a beat, so you're probably right.
by Fred G. Unn
03 Mar 2023, 15:39
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 45
Views: 25129

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

I think it's tricky to get that exactly as they need to be adjusted in intervals of the arp glyph. It's not like a solid line that can easily have fixed endpoints and any length you want. Perhaps mine are a bit too long in the example above, but I usually err on the side of too long vs too short. Th...
by Fred G. Unn
03 Mar 2023, 14:34
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 45
Views: 25129

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

Also the position of some of the rests seems a space too high to me. For example, the eighth rests in m. 2. Have they changed the default behavior? Thanks! I generally try to avoid a rest touching a notehead as it violates my "no collisions" golden rule. I also generally like keeping rest...
by Fred G. Unn
02 Mar 2023, 19:07
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 45
Views: 25129

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

FWIW, I guess I would do it like this: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52722276498_a42837476e_o.png I don't see much point in keeping the archaic repeat convention ("et poi la Coda") so I just used the modern one. Horizontal spacing and all beams and ties are my default settings and ar...