Have you ever read Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation and wished you could ask its author, Faber Music’s new music editor Elaine Gould, why non-simultaneous entries require individual dynamics (p. 528)? Or why the clef is indented into the staff by one space (p. 6)? Or why tempo indications are printed in bold roman type (p. 182)? Or any one of a bazillion other items she catalogued in her industry-standard music notation reference?
Well, tomorrow, you may have that chance. The good folks at the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC) are hosting a music preparation “hanginar” with Elaine Gould on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 3 pm EDT (19:00 UTC).
Not only will Elaine Gould be the guest of honor, but an all-star panel will be part of the discussion, to include Russ Anixter, Ross deRoche, Liz Finch, Emily Grishman, and Jill Streater. Topics on the agenda:
- Q & A with Elaine
- Work Order
- Preserving the Art
- Standard Practices
- War Stories
Registration is free ($5 donation accepted) at ASMAC’s Eventbrite event page and you are welcome to send those questions for Elaine in advance to the email address posted on their site.
It looks like it will be a swell time! If you want to pre-game, why not have a listen to our podcast episode with Emily Grishman, one of the ASMAC panelists. Oh, and yes, go buy Behind Bars if you haven’t done so already, and cram as much as you can in advance!