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Forum: Share Your Music 08-22-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,468
Posted By dj
Re: Some ancient Greece with a new twist

Well, thank goodness for ego!


In putting together a new score this my Lysistrata musical from last year, I found that I had, somehow, lost the piece I posted in this thread.


I only had very...
Forum: Share Your Music 08-06-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By dj
Re: Boccherini - Sinfonia in C maj, G.523, 1799

Hi, Aulos43:


Certainly a challenge you've given yourself -- transcribing an entire symphony.


It's interesting to see the "chitarra" as an instrument in the orchestra. I think the...
Forum: Share Your Music 07-13-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By dj
A sneak peek at a big score

Hi, all:


Getting our 2018-2019 season organized here and I've just completed and posted working files for our April musical: The Diaries of Adam & Eve.


"Inspired by" stories by Mark Twain,...
Forum: Share Your Music 07-09-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By dj
Re: ‘She’s Scattered Everywhere’

Hi, Peter:


Very nice. I especially appreciate your use of Free Text to place fingering annotations -- that takes work!


It reminds me of an old parody of "After The Ball Is Over" that...
Forum: Tips and tricks for using Notation Software products 06-27-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By dj
Re: "Mini Guide": Tips for getting great sheets from "found" MIDI files

Thanks, Sherry. May I also add:


Re-order the staves in accepted order.

For some reason, Band-In-A-Box and other programs, as well as a lot of "found" midi files, order the instruments...
Forum: Questions or problems 06-18-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By dj
Re: Ties Across Repeats, etc.

Hi, Ralph:

The interesting thing about working on problems you bring to the forum, Ralph, is that it forces me to re-think the ways I've been using Composer all these years. :D

Behaviour of...
Forum: Share Your Music 05-10-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By dj
It's Friday -- no, wait, it's Thursday...

Hi, all:

I thought I'd put this piece up for a Friday morning -- I know, it's Thursday, but it feels like Friday.

It's from my work-in-progress musical, The Diaries of Adam & Eve, which will...
Forum: Questions or problems 05-04-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By dj
Re: Can I add Garritan to Logic Pro X 10.4.1?

Hi, Adam:

This question is outside the scope of the forum here, which is a discussion board for Notation Software company products, specifically, Notation Composer, Notation Musician and Notation...
Forum: "Learning and Teaching" pieces 05-01-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By dj
Re: Edelweiss Duet

Hi, Ralph:

You get to be the Court Musician?

I'm rarely higher than Court Jester.

Court Concrete Layer today, though. :)

David
Forum: Questions or problems 04-24-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By dj
Re: Structure Question

Hi, Ralph:

Well, I must say, you've stumped me. I get lost somewhere around the segno. :D

I looked at several part extractions and one piano-vocal score for the How Do You Solve A Problem Like...
Forum: Questions or problems 04-22-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By dj
Re: Structure Question

Hi, Ralph:

If I suss out your intention correctly, suggested changes attached. Using a D.S. al coda and adding the "1st" repeat of the A section as actual bars, it still fits all on one page. To...
Forum: Share Your Music 04-03-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By dj
Something nice and gentle

Hi, all:

I'm working on a new musical for production in April 2019. It's based on a couple of short works by Mark Twain and it's called "The Diaries of Adam & Eve". I just wrote this number...
Forum: Suggestions and feature requests 03-28-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By dj
Re: Pdf size and setting

Hi, Maximilian:

I can't say that I've noticed that the exported PDF files are excessive in size. I just looked over the score for one of my musicals and the 20-some files are all between 300Kb...
Forum: General music tips and questions 03-21-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By dj
Re: My second Band-in-a-Box song.

Hi, Ronald:

Sunny and breezy for the first day of spring! Sandals and shorts are just not compatible with the ice and snow outside my door!

Do you know, it has never occurred to me to do...
Forum: Share Your Music 03-18-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By dj
Some 8-bit nostalgia

Hi, all:

I was playing around with a virtual emulator for my late, lamented 8-bit Radio Shack Color Computer III (the good old CoCo, circa 1985) and loaded up some music software that I wrote --...
Forum: Tips and tricks for using Notation Software products 03-13-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By dj
Image Export with Version 3.1!

Hi, all:

Imagine my surprise to troll around Version 3.1 and find an unexpected feature: Image Export.

Direct export of .PNG files opens up a possibility that I have tried on numerous occasions...
Forum: Share news about music 03-08-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By dj
Re: Notation Composer ranked by Top Ten Reviews to be the worst Music Notation Softwa

I sent this to Top Ten Reviews today:

Sir,

I see that you have rated Notation Software's Composer at the bottom in your roundup of music notation programs. As a long-time composer for...
Forum: Other 03-06-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By dj
Re: Key Change Cancellations

Hi, Ralph:

I d/l'ed your duet and had a look at it.

At the top, I see that the Soprano line is in 4 flats, but the Alto line is in 3 flats. Is that your intention? It says here that "the Alto...
Forum: Share news about music 03-06-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By dj
Re: Notation Composer ranked by Top Ten Reviews to be the worst Music Notation Softwa

Hi, Reinhold:

I have Sibelius 7, MuseScore, Lilypond, Personal Composer, Crescendo and Finale on my hard drive.

With the exception of Personal Composer, I have never accomplished any serious...
Forum: Questions or problems 02-28-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By dj
Re: Command cannot be completely executed

Hi, Panworks:

Usually this is caused by trying to split a tuplet or some other figure which can't be altered without causing problems with timing.

Try selecting fewer notes (or one at a time)...
Forum: Beta 3.0.7 02-27-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By dj
YAY!

Congratulations on releasing Version 3.1!

A lot of work in this version, but some major new features that add a lot of functionality -- especially for new users.

I hope that translates to a ...
Forum: Share Your Music 02-25-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By dj
Re: Name That Tune!?

Sabre Dance, Aram Khachaturian?

Not quite the same.

:)

D
Forum: Other 02-12-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By dj
Re: Cruly brackets (braces?) impinge on other staves

Hi, Reinhold:

I should have specified that the behaviour only shows up when the Part for the individual staff is displayed, in both Page and Window view.

So, if you look at the file This Is The...
Forum: Other 02-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By dj
Cruly brackets (braces?) impinge on other staves

Hi, Reinhold:

I've encountered this today.

In the two attached screengrabs (from two different files), you'll see that a "Pno" curly bracket (brace? -- which is it?) is appearing at the...
Forum: MusicXML import and export (Composer only) 02-10-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By dj
Re: Vollume changes lost on XML export/import

Oh, and our family situation was somewhat serious. My wife had a slip on ice and was in hospital briefly with a concussion. She's home now, taking it very quietly.

D
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