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Query on staff sizes - how are they calculated, what size is a 7mm staff?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DriscollMusick on Thursday. 5 Replies

Hi, a fairly beginner question on a topic I'd never needed to investigate until now. Any help very welcome.I'm finalising scores for orchestral recording and the studio has their guidelines for staff…Continue

Tags: stave, printing, size, staff, orchestration

Minutiae of harp playing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Mar 30. 1 Reply

http://sites.siba.fi/web/harpnotation/harpInspired by Mike Hewer's's string bowing post, I thought I'd post this gem I found a…Continue

Tags: harpist, notation, harp

Making music with a wine glass and violin bow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Mar 28. 6 Replies

Paul reminded me with his breaking glass piece that I once played around with multitracking music out of bowing a single wine glass. To explain things, here's some of the video info."There's…Continue

Tags: armonica, violin, bow, music, glass

Orchestral session score II - any feedback appreciated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Mar 25. 21 Replies

Hey all again - I'm closing in on getting two short pieces recorded with an orchestra. One you might have seen in the double stop thread that's floating around. This is the other - about half the…Continue

Tags: orchestral, orchestra, recording, fanfare, score

 

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Dave Dexter replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy
"Stop being a drama queen, Roger. You made a stupid statement - certainly not offered as opinion - and expect me to refute it rather then offering the supporting statistics yourself. Onus of proof is on you.I find it incidentally funny that you asked…"
13 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy
"Unless your disclaimer was "I have trouble with basic concepts and only compose during leap years, but feel qualified to state what musical forms, approaches and genres are viable in the modern age", I missed it.Typing a couple of likely…"
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy
"I'm glad we have Roger here to keep us up to speed with the styles and forms of music that are no longer relevant or needed. Judging by his own output, the future of music is silence."
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion Cold Planet
"It's perhaps because the synth is quite prominent in the mix, so the impression is of synth/electronic with additional orchestral elements, instead of the other way around."
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion Cold Planet
"Reminds me a lot of late 90s/early 00s game music - Unreal, Freespace etc. I love that music so it's not a backhanded compliment. The production is a little light, which is sort of authentic to the style but with today's software it could…"
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
"Most of your recent drivelling has been contingent on things I never actually said, even when I made you aware of the fact. The natural assumption is that you have trouble parsing language."
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
"Well of course you disagree, I think you have learning difficulties."
Saturday
Dave Dexter replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Do you know which one it is?"
Saturday
Dave Dexter replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
""This is why you(we all) need to understand the meaning of the concept of 'grace'. Give it a try, and be a peace maker." cf." . . . anal retentive PC minded buffoons that read things so literally that they…"
Saturday
Dave Dexter replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
"Lawrence, I almost hesitate to tell you, but this forum isn't Hollywood. Don Rickles' truth is irrelevant here, but I have one I think is a little more pertinent: dropping a bunch of insults on the music of composers here for constructive…"
Saturday
Dave Dexter replied to Serenity Laine's discussion V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.
"Very nice, had some Gershwin feel. She doesn't seem that well known but attempts have been made to boost consciousness of her music, which is still being published, so where she's known she's not underrated. Not unjust so much as…"
Friday
Dave Dexter replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
""My understanding is that most really good instructive resources are degree/education courses and so are closed to public access. Links and advice to any books or sites would be greatly appreciated."I'm happy to say your understanding…"
Thursday
DriscollMusick replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Query on staff sizes - how are they calculated, what size is a 7mm staff?
"See attached.  From Elaine Gould's book, Behind Bars.  She suggests 7mm for parts, esp if lighting is not great."
Thursday
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Query on staff sizes - how are they calculated, what size is a 7mm staff?
"Logic. It doesn't give me that specific option, unless I've read it wrong. But I can change the size and spacing flexibly and I know visually what they're after."
Apr 17
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Query on staff sizes - how are they calculated, what size is a 7mm staff?
"What notation software are you using? Sibelius easily lets you alter the staff size and I presume yours can too. Maybe consider a staff size of around a centimetre or a bit more to be safe, I think they are just asking for a minimum size of…"
Apr 17
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Query on staff sizes - how are they calculated, what size is a 7mm staff?
"Thanks for looking, and that is . . . odd. I mean, this is from one of their sessions and they definitely use larger than 7mm top>bottom, sometimes even larger with 5 staves per page. I will have to busk it, though as long as the parts are clear…"
Apr 17

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral/soundtrack
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Liverpool
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
A composer and guitarist in many styles, mainly for video games, but now focused on purely orchestral/symphonic pieces in the hope of film and large-scale game work. Into Williams, Arnold, Powell, Silvestri, Elfman and all that good stuff.
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At 5:34pm on April 8, 2017, Ray said…
Funnily enough it sort of highlights the way I build a cue except I don't bother with the score but rather do it all in the DAW. Chords eventually being split into individual parts.
At 7:48am on April 8, 2017, Ray said…
Dave, I wonder if you've seen this towards your study of JW type scoring
https://youtu.be/4Bhyd8hyF24

Ray
At 5:02pm on August 7, 2015, Tyler Hughes said…
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