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by John Ruggero
15 May 2022, 18:21
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven brainteaser
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Beethoven brainteaser

The first movement of his piano sonata op. 57, Beethoven writes:
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Why did he break the rule for showing the center of the measure? And how does this affect the way in which the two measures are played?
by John Ruggero
13 May 2022, 12:52
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Henle Notehead size
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Henle Notehead size

I decided against the wider note heads a while ago because it causes more ledger line problems in tight situations.
by John Ruggero
11 May 2022, 14:09
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Henle Notehead size
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Henle Notehead size

Here is Maestro Wide. It looks something like the Henle to me:
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by John Ruggero
11 May 2022, 12:10
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines

Thanks, Ben. I guess I don't care for any of the gliss. lines in your examples and prefer the gentler "speed" of the Maestro wavy line. And actually I really prefer a straight line for a gliss., which is what one usually sees in piano music.
by John Ruggero
10 May 2022, 19:17
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines

Interesting. The Maestro glissando in my Finale 25.5 default file looks like this:
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by John Ruggero
10 May 2022, 13:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Flat beam question

Yeh, JS Bach would have used curved beams in this case, but that's too much granularity for me.
by John Ruggero
10 May 2022, 02:51
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Flat beam question
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Flat beam question

I'm with tisimst on this one. I want the beam to follow the general import of the music and ignore the decorative motion.
by John Ruggero
10 May 2022, 02:41
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines

Great analysis. That's how the left one strikes me as well, "unsettling". The one on the right goes to the the other extreme and is too mushy and undifferentiated and begins to look like solid line. The Engraver in David's example is OK but not prominent enough. But one often sees them like that in ...
by John Ruggero
09 May 2022, 13:14
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Trill, arpeggio and gliss wavy lines

Maestro is my favorite, for the reason you mentioned:
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by John Ruggero
01 May 2022, 12:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beams in Singing Voice with Text
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Beams in Singing Voice with Text

I personally never beam 3 eighths together to avoid any possible confusion with a triplet. Many publishers may think this is ok, but I usually wouldn't do it. Do you apply this also to 16th notes in 3/8 meter, as I think Arnstein did? And do you apply it only to instrumental parts? I find the follo...