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Re: Jazz notation

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Jazz notation
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 17:48:06 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> typographically "awful" fonts that so offend Eric. (Personally, I find 
> those awful fonts extremely readable. Maybe it's just a bad habit of 
> mine. But there's something to be said for how bold and articulated 
> those fonts are when you're sight-reading in a dimly lit venue.)

Just yesterday, a Jazz musician explained to me that it is the
classical musicians that need to read everything from paper, while for
the modern musicians, paper is just a simple reminder and often is a
hindrance for getting a good performance . Given the complexities of a
modern symphonic orchestral part relative to a Jazz parts, I tend to
agree that ease of (sight-)reading is much more important for
classical music.

If you think that LilyPond output is lacking in terms of readability,
then we should focus on improving that. OTOH, I find it hard to
believe that there are any music fonts out there that look bolder and
more articulated than feta.

> Is there any way for Lilypond to use its superior engine to make 
> standard leadsheets better, while keeping their handwritten look?

Undoubtedly. You could start with designing a handwritten music font.


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