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Music Engraving Today

The art and practice of digital notesetting

By Steven Powell

The art and practice of digital notesetting. Composed by Steven Powell. This edition: Second edition. Published by Brichtmark Music, Inc. (BM.BRM-9).

Item Number: BM.BRM-9

Winner of the Music Publishers' Association Paul Revere Aware (2003) for music graphics and design. Years of award-winning professional engraving experience are incorporated into this guide, which provides the rules of engraving and ways to realize them using industry-standard software packages, mainly Finale and Sibelius. Adopted by universities in California, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahome, Pennsylvania, Texas, Canada, and Australia, among others.

Includes the following information:
*Engraving Basics: Page fundamentals, Rhythm, Pitch, Markings, Divisi
*Individual genres: Chorus, Solo voice, Keyboard, Orchestra, Band, Music for books, Commercial copywork
*Tools of the Trade: Notation programs, Music fonts, Typography, Page layout
*Bibliography: Books, Web sites.

  • Engraving Basics 
  • Individual Genres 
  • Tools of the Trade 
  • Bibliography 
  • Ratings + Reviews

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  • January 22, 2008 Longtime copyist, musicwriter, computer user:

    Excellent book. I am amazed at the detail that he covers (spacing, placement, measurements),some items I've never given much thought to.He mentions books by Ted Ross & Clinton Roemer: fine books (I have and use both). I highly recommend the book for anyone in the business, beginner or...


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