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by John Ruggero
21 Feb 2020, 03:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 1
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Lost Notation 1

It is just another version of the standard (play two times) repeat.
by John Ruggero
20 Feb 2020, 16:26
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: The longest slur - ever.
Replies: 11
Views: 1667

Re: The longest slur - ever.

Glad you are enjoying looking through all the old posts, Den. Welcome aboard!
by John Ruggero
20 Feb 2020, 15:42
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Triplet across beat?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Triplet across beat?

I think that rhythms B and C (intelligently applied, of course) are fine in solo piano music or orchestral scores, for example, where there might be other voices to clarify them. However, I believe that Arnstein would have decomposed C into D, and B into the suggestion by MaiteM when such rhythms ap...
by John Ruggero
15 Feb 2020, 14:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 4
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Lost Notation 4

Why are publishers always trying aggressively to complicate what's already simple and good? One theory: The rules of music notation as used by the best composers of that time were highly complex, because they reflected the complexity of the music. But engravers were also dealing with the haphazard ...
by John Ruggero
15 Feb 2020, 03:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 4
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Lost Notation 4

Although I constantly deal with modern vs. authentic stem direction in Beethoven's pianos sonatas, the absurdity of the some of it struck me forcefully in the following example: In the first edition, the stem direction is maintained in the left hand, since the chords are a unit. This is the usual pr...
by John Ruggero
13 Feb 2020, 17:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Range and Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Range and Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

Many years ago, Heinrich Schenker showed why it is a blunder to rewrite passages in older piano music to take advantage of the later increased range of the instrument. A composer takes range into account when a piece is conceived and uses any constraints imposed as a creative incentive. As well, the...
by John Ruggero
12 Feb 2020, 15:06
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Creating Editorial Marks in Dorico
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Creating Editorial Marks in Dorico

Thanks, Ben. Oh well. I hope they add this along with the other stuff.
by John Ruggero
11 Feb 2020, 20:47
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Creating Editorial Marks in Dorico
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Creating Editorial Marks in Dorico

Don't know anything about the jazz ornaments, Ben, but can Dorico do turns and trills with the various accidentals with all the combinations of plain, bracketed, or in parentheses? That is, for example, a turn with a top flat plain, bottom sharp in brackets etc.? And can it do trills with the accide...
by John Ruggero
11 Feb 2020, 16:30
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Creating Editorial Marks in Dorico
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Creating Editorial Marks in Dorico

Thanks, benwiggy. This indeed is what makes Dorico so intriguing for editorial work. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will add the other stuff I need.
by John Ruggero
11 Feb 2020, 16:08
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Unmeasured, tied harmonics
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Unmeasured, tied harmonics

I meant the same as Schonbergian. One would think that thick horizontal line should continue through the barlines without the additional note head if it simply ties through or continues the same pattern. Your example looks like the note or pattern should restart at the beginning of each measure. And...