On 20/09/12 13:12, Stephen H. Dawson wrote:
> This topic was covered in my schooling, in my last semester, by my
> composition instructor.  He is a smart guy.  He did not know the guitar
> was understood to be played one octave removed.
>
> I recommend either the old school or the new school way.
>
> Old School:
> Put the label at the top of the 1st page, "...for guitar"
>
> New School:
> Enter every note the exact way you want it played.
>
> Reality:
> You will have to tell every guitarist that reads sheet music, all of
> about 5% of the music world, that you want them to play that exact
> note.

Not to mention the lengthy (and rather boring :) debate about how 
harmonics should be notated, that is if the real note should be notated 
or the note corresponding to the guitar position (or in some cases even 
both!)

Lorenzo.

>   Having played TAB since 1977 and standard notation since 1981,
> the standard notation in the guitar world is still small.
>
>
> What is the application that you need the latter approach?  Can the
> label approach suffice for your needs?
>
> Thank You,
> Stephen H. Dawson
> (865) 804-3454
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/shdcs
>
>
> On 09/20/2012 03:49 AM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
>> On 20/09/12 09:25, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
>>> On 09/19/2012 10:14 PM, k...@trixtar.org wrote:
>>>
>>>> How do I make a piece I'm working on sound like the guitar
>>>> i.e. 1 octave lower than the treble staff (normally) used
>>>> for notation without changing the latter?
>>> There are a few ways.  In a new piece you can use "Create segments with"
>>> in Track Parameters to set the track up ahead of time so that the
>>> notation you draw there will come out using the guitar clef.
>>>
>>> In an existing piece, you can change the clef to a guitar clef manually
>>> by double clicking the clef, then editing it until it shows "Treble down
>>> an octave."
>>>
>>> I haven't played with that in the longest time, and don't have time to
>>> set up my MIDI rig to experiment.  Last time I worked on that code,
>>> years ago, all the specialty clefs were working, and setting that up
>>> should get just the result you want.
>>>
>>> You could also do this using a standard treble clef and setting the
>>> transpose in Segment Parameters to -12.
>> Personally I think that especially if you're going to print/export the
>> score, this is the best option for one reason: 99% of (classical) guitar
>> scores I've ever seen use a standard treble clef and give for granted
>> that the guitar is a 'transposing' instrument. Wikipedia seems to
>> contradict this [1] and says the octave clef is used for guitar from the
>> 18th century. Go figure.
>>
>> Lorenzo
>>
>> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clef#Octave_clefs
>>
>>> There are probably other ways still.  See how far you get with this much.
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