Comment on text on staff

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OCTO
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Comment on text on staff

Post by OCTO » 11 Oct 2019, 11:01

Friends, what is a better option?
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Re: Comment on text on staff

Post by benwiggy » 11 Oct 2019, 13:00

Definitely the lower one: the text is not obstructed by the staff lines. I'd even move the lower text further away.

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Re: Comment on text on staff

Post by RMK » 11 Oct 2019, 13:58

benwiggy wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 13:00
Definitely the lower one: the text is not obstructed by the staff lines. I'd even move the lower text further away.
Ditto

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Re: Comment on text on staff

Post by Schonbergian » 11 Oct 2019, 14:56

I find the upper one preferable as it concentrates the relevant information. Dogmatically moving the text further away from the staff to avoid a collision makes it harder to understand all three directions at a glance.

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Re: Comment on text on staff

Post by tisimst » 11 Oct 2019, 15:48

In this particular case, I’d combine the directives and put above the staff.
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Re: Comment on text on staff

Post by Anders Hedelin » 11 Oct 2019, 17:06

Definitely above the staff, as you would expect to find both kinds of instructions there. As a suggestion, the tempo remark on top of the repeat one.
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Re: Comment on text on staff

Post by OCTO » 13 Oct 2019, 18:54

Thank you friends. I had exactly that problems.

1. If I put it on the staff I get the concentrated info (Schonbergian)
2. If I put outside I get it more legible.

I avoided putting the tempo above so that it does not interfere with the "main" tempo, but just for that particular pattern.
The initial position was inside staff, until I printed it out, then I started doubting.
Perhaps it could be adjusted further to get the best legibility within the staff, to get fewer line collisions as possible (between letters and staff lines).

I think I will go with the second picture (outside staff), and with some edits suggested by benwiggy.
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