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by John Ruggero
13 Sep 2019, 15:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven’s Division of the Notes Between the Staves 1
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Beethoven’s Division of the Notes Between the Staves 1

As mentioned in “Beethoven Stems 5” there are several differences between the first statement of the theme of the last movement of Beethoven’s Sonata op. 109 and its return at the end, some of them substantive, like the addition of bass octaves at one point. But one seemingly innocuous and unmotivat...
by John Ruggero
11 Sep 2019, 12:38
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fantastic old scores' simulation + fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 10265

Re: Fantastic old scores' simulation + fonts

jan, I hadn't visited your website in a while. Love the new look. Can't wait for the Mac version of Perfect Layout!
by John Ruggero
09 Sep 2019, 15:12
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fantastic old scores' simulation + fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 10265

Re: Fantastic old scores' simulation + fonts

I believe that fingering can be placed on the staff without erasing the background. Correct. And it is best to place them so the staff line intersects the number at its middle point, or the number is entirely within a space. Otherwise they look very sloppy. The idea is to place a fingering indicati...
by John Ruggero
05 Sep 2019, 14:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven pedalling
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Beethoven pedalling

I prefer the Beethoven/Chopin style as well, Schonbergian. When one looks at the whole 11 measure passage that starts with example 6, one sees that the intervals get even larger and then the octave jumps move to the bass, almost every first and third beat octave impossible or impractical to hold wit...
by John Ruggero
04 Sep 2019, 21:13
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven pedalling
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Beethoven pedalling

Thank you very much, OCTO. I've learned at least as much from you and probably a lot more.
by John Ruggero
04 Sep 2019, 21:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

Thanks 'for the advice, OCTO. I've been looking into the Affinity products for a while now. Could be time to step up the plate.
by John Ruggero
04 Sep 2019, 16:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

Thanks RMK. Is this the one from the Patterson Plug in Collection? "Minimum Distance Between Ledger Lines ___. Allows for closer spacing between ledger lines than Finale's built-in spacing usually permits. This option is independent of any of the items in the list. It works by internally changing th...
by John Ruggero
04 Sep 2019, 15:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven pedalling
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Beethoven pedalling

Other pedaling is entirely up to taste and discretion. Sometimes piano textures can indicate pedaling, such as in the late Scriabin sonatas, I think :ped is rarely seen, if ever. That's a great point. Most later composers like Scriabin have shown notes that are to held by the pedal at their actual ...
by John Ruggero
04 Sep 2019, 14:40
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

... since Finale doesn't allow for different ledger line lengths in the same document. I have managed to manipulate lines and curves in PDF in Affinity Designer, so that might be the way to fix it. Thanks, OCTO. And I could probably Photoshop it after everything else is finished. But it would be la...
by John Ruggero
04 Sep 2019, 12:30
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Notesizes in Strauss Don Quixote (Jos. Aibl Verlag / UE)

It seems to be a mixture of different sizes. For example, aren't Bassoons 1-2 ms.2-3 full size? If so, the cause would seem to be space-saving. Recently, I have found it necessary to reduce note size slightly for cramped ledger line notes so the ledger lines don't touch, since Finale doesn't allow f...