'Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts'

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Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Mark Cameron-Smith, 08 Aug 02:00PM
     Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Ian Cugley, 08 Aug 02:29PM
         Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Andrew Moschou, 08 Aug 02:35PM
             Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Tristan Durie, 13 Apr 02:28AM
                 Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Bob Zawalich, 13 Apr 07:00AM

Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts
Posted by Mark Cameron-Smith - 08 Aug 02:00PM
I teach large ensembles of beginner brass and woodwind students. I arrange some songs for the class but I'd like to include fingering diagrams with some 'new' notes as I introduce them.

I've found two really nice free fonts to produce clarinet and saxophone fingering diagrams but I'd like to find one for flute and trumpet. Does anyone know of any?

Is it possible to include these kind of things in the next version if Sibelius?

FYI here are the clarinet and sax fonts...

http://myke.trecento.com/fonts/

http://www.hindson.com.au/wordpress/index.php/free-fonts-available-for-download/

I am aware of the brass fingering plugin, but was hoping for the graphic notation.

Regards,

Mark

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Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts
Posted by Ian Cugley - 08 Aug 02:29PM (edited 08 Aug 08:46PM)
For brass, other than trombone and 4-valve tuba/euphonium, you could make yourself seven symbols and use those.

Added later: except you'd have to get the fingering right!
Attachment BrassSymbols.png (2K)

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Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts
Posted by Andrew Moschou - 08 Aug 02:35PM
Sax and flute have largely similar fingering; I don't know whether it will work, but is it possible to use the sax font for flute?

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Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts
Posted by Tristan Durie - 13 Apr 02:28AM
Just wanted to let flutists know that there is a flute fingering font. It's good for teaching, I write fingering above the notes on sheet music or exercises It's especially good for notating multiphonics, glisses and trills.

http://tristandurie.com/The_Flute_Fingering_Font.html

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Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 13 Apr 07:00AM (edited 13 Apr 07:01AM)
I note that the downloadable Tin Whistle Fingering plugin (http://www.sibelius.com/download/plugins/index.html?plugin=325) will take a font where a fingering maps to a single character and will apply fingerings to pitches. It was designed for a specific font, but if your instrument has a 2 octave range or smaller, the plugin could map such fonts.

It looks to me as if the flute font uses multiple characters for each fingering, and may require rotation, so I doubt it would work with the plugin.

See screenshot.

Bob

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I am an experienced Sibelius user, but am not affiliated with Sibelius Software.
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Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Mark Cameron-Smith, 08 Aug 02:00PM
     Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Ian Cugley, 08 Aug 02:29PM
         Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Andrew Moschou, 08 Aug 02:35PM
             Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Tristan Durie, 13 Apr 02:28AM
                 Re: Sib. 5.0: Woodwind fingering fonts - Bob Zawalich, 13 Apr 07:00AM