Faber Music has published Behind Bars: General Conventions, the first section of Elaine Gould’s industry-standard music notation reference book, as a separate paperback edition.
The Mozarteum University has provided videos from everything filmed from their music engraving conference. The playlist is available on YouTube and contains 26 videos totaling approximately 17 hours of material.
We interview jazz pianist, educator, author, and musicologist Nor Eddine Bahha, whose passion for typography led to the creation of his music and text fonts, available at Notation Central.
Accurate measurement is crucial to the creation of quality music notation. Learn how to use the built-in tools in the free Acrobat Reader and Preview desktop apps to measure anything in your PDF, from staff size, to margins, to text.
Some highlights from the “Music Engraving in the 21st Century: Developments and Perspectives” conference at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, including a keynote by Elaine Gould and other presentations.
In thinking of ways to spend fewer hours in Sibelius adjusting slurs that encompass the opposite stem direction on outer notes, I happened upon the settings in Engraving Rules, and experimented in search of better defaults.
The Mozarteum University in Salzburg will be hosting a new conference entitled “Music Engraving in the 21st Century: Developments and Perspectives” with an active a three-day agenda beginning January 17, 2020.
In the course of preparing a new edition of Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches, here are three improvements that should not be overlooked when preparing a new edition, aside from the improvement in readability that an engraved part will bring. Also: Remembering Vivian Perlis, 1928-2019.
Times New Roman is ubiquitous as the default text font in Sibelius, Finale, and many other programs. If you’re looking for a different look but need the same font metrics as TNR so that the position of all of your text will stay the same, try the Tinos font.
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.6, the latest version of its notation software. While the 2018.6 release is mostly geared toward unifying the different Sibelius tiers into one installer and the availability of the free tier for the first time, a few improvements made their way into this release in the areas of note spacing, grace notes, multi-text entry, tied notes, and more.