For long periods of the same rhythm I use slashes, 8 bars a line or whatever is structurally relevant, structural clues with thick barlines, big numbers at end of line (in brackets) to indicate how many bars have passed.
Steve P. > On 23 Jan 2015, at 15:06, Craig Parmerlee <cr...@parmerlee.com> wrote: > > In most of the big band charts I write, for the drummer I write a > measure or two with the suggest beat pattern, then turn the rest of the > measures into staff style Z so they will appear as a multi-measure rest > up to the next double bar. If there are any important punches, I will > typically show those measures with slash notation and write the horn > rhythms in notes above the staff, letting the drummer figure out how > best to play that. If there is an exact part I need played, I will show > those measures. For example, there may be a particular tom-tom riff or > there may be a place where drums hit on 1 and then drop out. I show all > those measures explicitly. > > But my question is about the sections where the drummer is just carrying > along. I show those as multi-measure rests and put the indication > "(Continue)" above the MM rest. This gives a really clean, compact part > and allows the drummer to play more artistically instead of trying to > read a very cluttered chart. But there is an ambiguity with the MM > rests. I am using the same look whether the drummer is continuing to > play a pattern or whether the drums are out for a section. My > "(Continue)" marking attempts to clarify that, but I wonder how others > deal with this. > > I think what I'd really like is two different visual styles of MM rest > -- one for playing and one for resting. > _______________________________________________ > Finale mailing list > Finale@shsu.edu > https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale > > To unsubscribe from finale send a message to: > finale-unsubscr...@shsu.edu _______________________________________________ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale To unsubscribe from finale send a message to: finale-unsubscr...@shsu.edu