'Solfege'

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Solfege - Kai King, 21 Dec 02:07AM
     Re: Solfege - Bob Zawalich, 21 Dec 08:30PM
         Re: Solfege - Bob Zawalich, 22 Dec 10:47PM
             Re: Solfege - Bob Zawalich, 25 Dec 06:48PM

Solfege
Posted by Kai King - 21 Dec 02:07AM
Using scale position in Solfege plugin, I wonder if the number inserted on top of the note can be better represented. When the note is one octave higher or lower, the number shown is the same as the one in the root scale. Is it possible to make a dot on the top of the number to represent one octave higher while a dot below the bottom of the number one octave lower? In the voice part, I believe the highest one sung by Maria Callas would be the C two octaves higher, which is very rare, but can also be represented with two dots above the number.

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Re: Solfege
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 21 Dec 08:30PM
The Solfege plugin does not deal with octaves, so if you want to mark them you will need to do it manually.

At one point I worked on a Solfege with Octaves plugin but it was very complex and I never published it. It required that you have special fonts that had characters with dots in the proper locations, and it required quite a bit of setup. In the end it was too much work to set things up and I mothballed it.

I won't be revisiting that plugin, so you will probably need to handle such cases manually. One option is to create fonts with markings for various octaves (one font for each octave), set up text styles using those fonts, and filter notes by range and change the text style for the selected notes.

Good luck with this.

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Re: Solfege
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 22 Dec 10:47PM (edited 22 Dec 10:47PM)
I was looking at a Wikipedia article on numeric notation at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbered_musical_notation

and it says

Software for printing numbered notation scores

A number of Chinese-language Microsoft Windows applications are available for the WYSIWYG editing of scores (optionally with lyrics) in numbered musical notation.[3][4][5][6][7][8] Typically these support only the numbered notation, i.e. it is not possible to mix the numbered notation with a Western-style score in the same file, but it is also possible to add numbered notation to Sibelius scores via a Chinese-language third-party plugin.[9] English-language applications for working with numbered-notation scores are relatively rare, but there have been some developments.[10][11] There are technical methods of printing numbered notation (in various forms) with GNU LilyPond.[12][13][14]


I followed the link at note 9 and there is what seems to be a Sibelius plugin but the whole thing is in Chinese, which I do not read.

Might be worth having a look at, though, if you do read Chinese.

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Re: Solfege
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 25 Dec 06:48PM
Isn't this cool?

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Solfege - Kai King, 21 Dec 02:07AM
     Re: Solfege - Bob Zawalich, 21 Dec 08:30PM
         Re: Solfege - Bob Zawalich, 22 Dec 10:47PM
             Re: Solfege - Bob Zawalich, 25 Dec 06:48PM