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by Fred G. Unn
06 Oct 2022, 03:37
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: What is this "c. P" symbol?
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: What is this "c. P" symbol?

Musically I've only seen this with metronome markings, and have no idea of the historical accuracy in this case, but is it possible c is an abbreviation for circa? Approximately piano?
by Fred G. Unn
03 Oct 2022, 12:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: More Beaming
Replies: 19
Views: 1143

Re: More Beaming

This is just speculation, but I've wondered if those rules were originally designed to give the engraver a bit of wiggle room in case the beam wasn't perfectly engraved. If an ascending beam can end in Hang, it doesn't take much of an error before the beam is positioned off any staff line at all. Le...
by Fred G. Unn
27 Sep 2022, 20:20
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: More Beaming
Replies: 19
Views: 1143

Re: More Beaming

NeeraWM wrote:
27 Sep 2022, 19:51
On your last sentence: are we possibly more "nerds" than even Mr Ross was? :-D
Definitely possible! :) :) :)
by Fred G. Unn
27 Sep 2022, 19:07
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: More Beaming
Replies: 19
Views: 1143

Re: More Beaming

[In the examples you mentioned, could you elaborate on the reason why the beam hanging is bad? Is there some specific rule mentioned somewhere that should at least be considered? As far as I can tell, here are the rules Ross follows on pages 104-111, although I'm not sure he ever states them quite ...
by Fred G. Unn
27 Sep 2022, 13:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: More Beaming
Replies: 19
Views: 1143

Re: More Beaming

In the first dotted bar, the higher note has more beams, so doesn't need to lengthen the stem; and in the second bar, the lower note has the extra beam, so it does need a longer stem, pushing the beaming down a space. However, there's also an argument that it ought to be the same as the bar that's ...
by Fred G. Unn
25 Aug 2022, 17:07
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Half-note (Minim) notehead shape
Replies: 8
Views: 1895

Re: Half-note (Minim) notehead shape

Looks nice Ben! So the glyph is exactly the same width as Bravura now? So it could be swapped in the Notehead Set without any horizontal change in the music at all?
by Fred G. Unn
21 Aug 2022, 01:16
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SMuFL font comparision
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: SMuFL font comparision

So, what if the middle white space is smaller, in another words, that the black frame is bolder only inside, thus keeping the notehead size intact? Sorry, I've been out of town for a little over a week and am just checking back in. I can only speak to my own experience, which obviously from my hand...
by Fred G. Unn
06 Aug 2022, 03:39
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SMuFL font comparision
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: SMuFL font comparision

Interesting! It's been 25 years probably since I thought of this, but for half notes I always just did over, under, over, under, etc. I never learned a three stroke method. Whole notes were the same but I repositioned my hand so it was more like right, left than over, under. I know there was a certa...
by Fred G. Unn
03 Aug 2022, 21:25
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SMuFL font comparision
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: SMuFL font comparision

That's probably why half note noteheads are usually written larger than quarter note noteheads in hand writing. I know you were a hand copyist too, did you do one-stroke or two-stroke noteheads? I was taught two-stroke so that's what I always did. The half notes were obviously a little bigger as th...
by Fred G. Unn
31 Jul 2022, 19:53
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: SMuFL font comparision
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: SMuFL font comparision

Noteheads & Fermatas https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/steinberg/original/3X/7/d/7da2d9eaf79ba1895f0169e644edc982d0a8e21f.png Articulations, fingerings, dynamics, etc (some fonts do not contain SMuFL fingerings) https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/steinberg/original/3X/2/a/2ad6317fedbdeea0a8c7e8591912693003...