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by MichelRE
23 May 2024, 06:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: divisi / non-divisi / unis. question
Replies: 2
Views: 19

divisi / non-divisi / unis. question

I have a passage that is divisi strings (notated as split stems, up and down, as they have different rhythms), which ends on a doublestop for all those instruments, then continues unisono. obviously, I've marked the beginning of the divisi passage with "div." my problem is, once I get to t...
by MichelRE
30 Apr 2024, 18:05
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: OT: Text formatting in Preface
Replies: 4
Views: 3189

Re: OT: Text formatting in Preface

I say go big or go home: Comic Sans all the way.
by MichelRE
28 Apr 2024, 20:25
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Opposing Seconds with dots
Replies: 11
Views: 6938

Re: Opposing Seconds with dots

instead of swapping voices why not simply change the voice column index?
by MichelRE
23 Apr 2024, 21:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Numbering instruments on shared staves
Replies: 3
Views: 14020

Numbering instruments on shared staves

I'm wondering about this since I don't have many scores that actually help me answer the question (lots of scores, just.. none that have this particular issue.) So flute 1 and 2 share a staff in the condensed score. The staff is labeled as Flûte 1/2 (ie: the numbers are one above the other, next to ...
by MichelRE
15 Apr 2024, 11:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 11728

Re: Page size order conventions

What about cultures (like Japanese) that read vertically? From what I see the JIS specifications still state width x height. Japanese has actually been written horizontally since the mid 19th century. With both horizontal and vertical writing in use since before then under certain circumstances (fo...
by MichelRE
15 Apr 2024, 01:07
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 11728

Re: Page size order conventions

paper size isn't math. it's not "a rectangle", it's a sheet of paper upon which graphical information will be printed. I'd say that the first thing you see is its "width", since we (Westerners) read from left to right = the width. Then we are conscious of the "length", ...
by MichelRE
14 Apr 2024, 21:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 11728

Re: Page size order conventions

not USA, Canada. there's no "rule", there's no need for it. There are already the nomenclatures "portrait" and "landscape" which establish which direction the paper goes. Those two descriptors tell you what the disposition of the paper is. The size is a different matter...
by MichelRE
14 Apr 2024, 19:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Page size order conventions
Replies: 15
Views: 11728

Re: Page size order conventions

since most paper used in publishing is in portrait mode, I generally presume that the shorter number is the width, and the longer the length.

so 9 (width) x 12 (length)

most writing paper here is measured this way: 8.5 x 11 (letter), 8.5 x 14 (legal), etc...
by MichelRE
10 Apr 2024, 17:08
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Hierachy of text expressions
Replies: 5
Views: 5433

Re: Hierachy of text expressions

oh, I doubt I'd ever see more than two expressions one above the other in one of my scores. I was just postulating a rather extreme example ;)
by MichelRE
10 Apr 2024, 13:36
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Hierachy of text expressions
Replies: 5
Views: 5433

Re: Hierachy of text expressions

yes, that's horizontal, but if they need to be placed vertically?
am I to presume that the order would be highest to lowest (from left to right in this list)?
so:

Tutti
div.
arco
sul pont.
?