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by Fred G. Unn
30 Jun 2024, 21:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

I believe Arnstein used the phrase "it draws your eye down" instead of horizontally across the page. The idea is to prevent the music from looking like vertical columns. Rivers in justified text annoy me for this very reason, but I guess the barlines here don't. The casting off reflects t...
by Fred G. Unn
30 Jun 2024, 17:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

With some chromaticism, the barlines no longer match exactly:
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Is that alignment still close enough to bother you? The layout doesn't bother me at all here, even though the bar alignment is obviously very close.
by Fred G. Unn
30 Jun 2024, 16:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

Sorry John! I was assuming that was Finale when I commented about the Measure Tool. I think it's such an edge case that I don't think I've ever come across it in Dorico. I have zillions of projects of patterns, but I just looked through a bunch of them and I guess none have 3 consecutive systems of ...
by Fred G. Unn
30 Jun 2024, 10:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

FredGUnn, Here is the same example tweaked. I don't think it would raise any eyebrows, and it looks a lot better to me: Yeah, I agree. Simply grabbing the notes in the first measure on each line and moving them with the note spacing tool in Engrave Mode did it easily. Double-clicking with the Measu...
by Fred G. Unn
28 Jun 2024, 19:51
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Vertical alignment of bar lines
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Vertical alignment of bar lines

It gets a shrug from me. I understand the rationale, but it seems so unlikely to occur with modern engraved music as I'll almost never have strings of the same note value without any accidentals, lyrics, chords, etc to break up the line, that I don't worry about it. Even with your example, I'm not s...
by Fred G. Unn
27 Jun 2024, 14:41
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion

I assume you checked out the Beaters Pictogram SMuFL range as well as the Percussion Playing Technique Pictograms range? Those seem to have the current standard glyphs like those from pages 223-4 of Stone ...
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or page 378 of Read:
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by Fred G. Unn
27 Jun 2024, 12:45
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion

If you weren't already aware, some of your noteheads are already pretty widely used to mean different things, especially in the Latin percussion world. Finale implemented their Latin Percussion plug-in in Finale 2007 IIRC. While there's obviously not complete standardization and agreement in the per...
by Fred G. Unn
26 Jun 2024, 11:49
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Creating a new notation for untuned percussion

So, I have a question. In my ignorance I had thought that if I come up with the shapes it wouldn't be too difficult for a software developer to make them into a font. Am I correct in that thinking? Sure, that wouldn't be too difficult. You may even want to download a demo of a program like FontLab ...
by Fred G. Unn
26 Jun 2024, 00:26
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion

I just looked at the PDF too. I guess I see a few possible issues with widespread adoptation of these. 1) They are very "busy." Most notation developments tend to advance in the direction of easing sightreading. Look at some of the examples in the PDF and trace exactly how your eye interpr...
by Fred G. Unn
26 Jun 2024, 00:02
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Creatoing a new notation for untuned percussion

OCTO wrote: 25 Jun 2024, 15:38 Rautavaara uses, for instance, a cross symbol (x) to represent a value augmented by 1/4 (so it means :6 x = 5/4) but nobody uses it.
Gardner Read mentions proposals for this in his book too. Seems easy enough to understand, but definitely never caught on.
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