I’m composing a piece for symphony orchestra and solo cello.
On this moment I’m focusing on composing and at the same time working on the performance, midi
performance of course, 99 % chance that a symphony orchestra and solo cello player will never play the piece …
But: after finishing the piece I want to make a good readable score yet for the case that… (keep on positive thinking), and here I encounter 2 problems.
- The dynamics. For the midi performance I notate fffff with ease, when that gives the good sound. But I don’t think that fffff gives in a real performance what I mean .
- Working on the score I notate all kind of Playing Techniques, perfect for playing the samples but I think real players will have at least their questions when they should read them. I don’t hide them now, because then I get a lot of dark “shadows” around the white words on some places in the score, and that doesn’t help reading the notes… I realize that it will be quite a job to find all the Playing Techniques, that I have to hide, because some are important not to hide of course (arco, pizzicato etc.). And making no mistakes is another point for me, I have to say
Finding solutions. To begin with, I don’t know if many fellow “Doricans” encounter the same problems. If not, then it is what it is.
But some ideas went through my mind. I know almost nothing about programming, except that it is far from easy. So I really don’t think: okay, they do that on a Wednesday afternoon.
I write my ideas here. And I invite everyone to shoot on them. And when somebody has other ideas, I really want to read them and learn from them of course.
- Dynamics. Is it possible to make a script to change dynamics? For example: all fffff, ffff, fff become ff. All ff become f. All ppppp, pppp, ppp become pp. All pp become p. All f, mf, mp and p don’t change. Perhaps in the engrave mode?
- Concerning the Playing Techniques: a filter option to select a specific Playing Technique all over the score what make it possible to hide them with one hit.
I apologize of course in advance for these ideas. But not shot is always wrong…
Thanks very much for your attention.