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by John Ruggero
26 Dec 2020, 13:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?

I think you answered David's question, oktophonie. There a places earlier in Act II for the cellos to tune down their C string, and places in Act III to tune back up.
by John Ruggero
22 Dec 2020, 16:31
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?

David, I wonder if this was caused by a later downward transposition of the section by a major second for some vocal reason?

I see a low C flat for both cello and bass in the first measure of Act 3. Maybe Strauss was anticipating B-flat extensions for cellos of the future?
by John Ruggero
21 Dec 2020, 15:44
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Does anyone know what Strauss intended?

Strauss: "I don't care if you cannot play it. I have written what I heard in my head and it is your problem, not mine". What arrogance. Beethoven once said something like that to a violinist, but in that case the violinist was probably complaining about the difficulty of the passage, not its imposs...
by John Ruggero
20 Dec 2020, 02:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Term for the opposite of 'Melisma'
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Term for the opposite of 'Melisma'

benwiggy wrote:
19 Dec 2020, 22:38
John Ruggero wrote:
17 Dec 2020, 13:12
This may be an opportunity to invent a new musical term. "Reciting-tone"?
That's a fairly well established term. Recitation would do equally well.
In which case, Christof may have the term he needs.
by John Ruggero
17 Dec 2020, 13:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Term for the opposite of 'Melisma'
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Term for the opposite of 'Melisma'

This may be an opportunity to invent a new musical term. "Reciting-tone"? Of existing terms, teacue's suggestion of "parlando" comes close.
by John Ruggero
21 Nov 2020, 20:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.

So one must still purchase it from Adobe. I saw it offered for free at various sites. Thanks for showing that, Ben. I prefer the Maestro 1/8 note flags, but do like the Sonata 1/16th note ones. So it might take some doing to use both fonts. It might be easier to modify the Maestro flags; something f...
by John Ruggero
21 Nov 2020, 17:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.

Yes indeed, Aloisen and Sonata flags seem to be the same, and the Sonata flags join at a better, lower place on the stem. The Bravura flags have a similar shape to the Sonata but are thicker. I prefer the more thinner, more graceful style of the Sonata and Maestro flags. Ben, would you know if the S...
by John Ruggero
20 Nov 2020, 22:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.

Yes, it was a zoom problem. I just did a flag comparison at https://elbsound.studio/music-font-comparison.php and found that I actually like the Maestro flags better than most because of the air you mentioned, but they have too much air. So maybe I prefer the flags of the very first font in the list...
by John Ruggero
20 Nov 2020, 16:12
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.

Well, that worked just fine, so this is not a Maestro issue. Very strange. Anyone know what might have caused it?

In any case, I am not fond of the design of the Maestro 16th-note and above flags, and have tried replacing them, but this can cause other issues, so I am resigned to them.
by John Ruggero
20 Nov 2020, 16:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Slurs to Nowhere in Beethoven’s op. 101.

Thank you so much, Ben. I really appreciate that. Yes, it will be available on my website along with the Chopin Etudes. Also Bach's Italian Concerto and other items. i don't understand why the flags did that when I placed into Notat.io. They are perfectly aligned with the stems at 800% on my compute...