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Given the soundtrack's Impressionistic influences, I thought it'd be fun to experiment what a "Gymnopedie"-ed version of this song would look like:

Personally, I'm not a fan of this style of cross-staving (it *screams* antiquated), but I think this little experiment definitely shows the possibilities you could take in regards to both the engraving (voices/layers, beaming, visual aesthetics) and arrangement (dynamics, pedaling, phrasing) of this song.

Operation Overcome Laziness: Success.

Sheet Status: Updated.

Long-term prognosis: Unsustainable.


Help! / Re: Problem with upload
« on: May 17, 2017, 09:30:53 AM »
Everyone on this website has a limit of 2 submissions (admins included). There are no ranks; only music.

Music / Re: The Best of SiIvaGunner
« on: May 17, 2017, 01:31:39 AM »
Kono Silva da!!!

Hmm, guess Chopin didn't actually want that run to be played. Of course not...

Make notes small doesn't necessarily mean they are cues or "unimportant". Sometimes it's just a means to attain a desired horizontal note spacing (or "punctuation", as it would be termed in printing/publishing circles [citation: http://www.rpmseattle.com/of_note/category/finale/music-spacing-mus]).

Off-Topic / Re: The Post Your Thoughts of the Moment Thread 2
« on: May 16, 2017, 10:48:48 PM »
Turns out Carl Fischer is taking summer interns (*paid!*), so if any of you guys living in NYC or Philadelphia want to break into the music publishing industry, this would be a great way to get started. Don't worry, you won't be competing against me ;)


Off-Topic / Re: Relationships
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:59:11 AM »

Nintendo / Re: Happy Tenth Anniversary, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl!
« on: May 06, 2017, 09:32:39 AM »
I honestly thought the correlation was highly accessible given the audience. Much disappoint.

mr "i use four periods for my ellipses"
When someone speaks with ellipses, one must ask themselves, "Do I tickle them, or do I tackle them?"

Nintendo / Re: Happy Tenth Anniversary, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl!
« on: May 04, 2017, 07:45:50 AM »
When someone speaks with ellipses, one must ask themselves, "Do I tickle them, or do I tackle them?"

Note: No YouTube OST link has correct title. See in-game sound test.

Nintendo / Re: General Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:33:13 AM »
>Notices people posting in dead thread; feels happy
>Notices it's the North American 9th anniversary of PMD2 Time/Darkness (as of April 20)
>Notices that no one else noticed and feels miffed
>Decides to make a poem

That's how you Bespinben.

Nintendo / Re: General Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:18:02 AM »
A forlorn thread quickeneth
9 years since the Grand Tale was told
Time hath a-pined, for the Darkness within
Who shall proclaim its coming?

Happy PMD2 anniversary, nerds.

My complaints are purely aesthetic. As Latios' experiments show, the subject of my objections (namely, spacing and the entirety of the cross-staving scheme) are functional, something I fully admitted in my previous post. The results of said experiment do not necessarily negate my objections (Latios: "I don't see why you're complaining, Ben"), but it does show that what significantly bothers me visually may only be a minor nuisance to someone else. That said, I would expect that Olimar would be very open to consider Latios' newest point in favor of a one-staff solution, as it is an observation based on function, rather than "me no likey".

Honestly, if you're waiting for someone to endorse your notational choices, I don't think you're going to find it, at least, not within the circle of those who are conscientious of such things. I'm sure there's plenty here that are of a mindset that would acquiesce what you've presented for the sake of practicality, for the sake of NSM... and it is to those to whom I say go ahead and accept Olimar's sheet. Even after enduring criticism, he went further beyond and added precise time signatures to represent metric accents, painstakingly realigned note stems, and much more. Obviously the NSM standard has been met and exceeded manifold.

And yet... a polished terd is still a terd. But Ben isn't that a subjective judgement, based solely on personal aesthetics? Absolutely. However, if we can't agree on something as basic as recognizing that this is a highly functional, highly precise, highly academically informed piece of shit, then I'm afraid we have very little room to discuss much else in the realm of engraving, at least, as far as this composition is concerned.

You don't have to have 20/20 vision, years of experience as a player/composer/arranger/conductor, or collegiate training to notice the cramped the horizontal spacing that plagues this sheet. You don't have to have stacks of academic sources to see the un-intuitiveness of cross-staff backwards noteheads (as the definition of intuitive would dictate). Oh, but we're artists, so we can say that cramped spacing represents the claustrophobic mood of the piece, that it's some sort of daring, avant-garde non-traditional evolution of notation. No, it's not. It's just ugly.

Pushing the bounds of notation and conforming with public reception is always a balancing act. Sometimes you have to concede, sometimes you got to be a trailblazer, and sometimes (and by this I mean all the time) you have to just use common sense.

So I noticed that you're facing the problem of trying to find just the right positioning for your arpeggio/chord roll markings: can't go too far right because of accidental s, but can't go too far left because of the barline. Solution? Add space globally to the beginning of each measure. Here's how:

Select the Measure tool.
Hold down the SHIFT key and click to select a region of measures where this occurs.
Right-click (CONTROL+click on Mac) and choose Edit Measure Attributes.
Add a value to the Extra Space at Beginning field; I would recommend somewhere between 24 and 36 EVPUs.
Click OK.

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