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Offline vviola

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« on: February 13, 2010, 04:22:24 AM »
How can all of this be written on two clefs (bass and treble)?

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8979/picture1hy.png


The bottom two are bass clefs, and two on top are treble.

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«Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 05:27:16 AM »
I decided to give this a shot because I need practice using notation software.   :)

This matches your original meter:



In my opinion, there's too much going on there to be able to discern the different voices easily.

I like the following one much better; halving the time signature seems to make a significant difference in readability:



There may be other and better ways of notating this passage as well, and I'm not certain of the precise vertical alignment of the rests that would be used in traditional engraving of polyphonic music.
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«Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 05:50:16 AM »
Wow, thanks so much.

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«Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 03:46:38 PM »
stevebob: What notation software do you use?  It looks really nice.  Is it user friendly?
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«Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 04:22:45 PM »
It's called MuseScore, and it's freeware!

http://musescore.org/

It seems both user-friendly and functional (although, lacking experience with other notation software, I don't really have anything to compare it to).  There's a brief tutorial on the website, and I felt comfortable with the program quite quickly.

Development of the product is on-going, and it looks like there is an active community of users who provide feedback, too.
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«Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 06:55:25 AM »
Thank you!  I just downloaded it.
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