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Messages - Olivier Miakinen

General Discussion / Re: embedded triplets
D justice, it was a good idea to resurrect the old (even if my command of english is too poor to understand what you wrote in there).

Then, here is another method:
  • Notate both vocal parts and piano part in 9/8, and hide them. This will be for the good sounding.
  • Notate the vocal parts a second time, in 3/4, and shut them down. The bar lines temporarily won't fit.
  • On the vocal parts, add a hidden 9/8 just after the 3/4.
  • On the vocal parts, after each 1/4th note add a hidden 1/8th rest; after each 1/8th note add a hidden 1/16th rest, and so on.
This should work (again, I can't try this now, but I will tonight if I have some time).
General Discussion / Re: embedded triplets
Without 64th notes, here is a possibility. In each triplet, replace the two 16th notes and the 16th rest with two dotted 32th notes and one 32th rest, then tripletize groups of 9 notes/rests.

In case the third 16th is a note and not a rest, preferably choose the second note to be without a dot :
dotted 32th + normal 32th + dotted 32th
(three times this pattern, and tripletize the whole 9 notes)
General Discussion / Re: embedded triplets
I don't remember whether NWC accepts 64th notes (I am at work with a Unix, and no NWC available). If it's the case, then write this for each series of 3 triplets, in the time of a quarter note:
  • a double-dotted 64th note
  • a double-dotted 64th note
  • a double-dotted 64th rest
  • a double-dotted 64th note
  • a double-dotted 64th note
  • a double-dotted 64th rest
  • a double-dotted 64th note
  • a double-dotted 64th note
  • a 32th rest
The overall duration is : 8 × (7/256) + 1 × (1/32) = 1/4.

I'm trying to find a better approximation using (not embedded) triplets.
General Discussion / Re: Two Questions
I really wish NoteWorthy wouldn't have put the underscore as a hard space

Maybe this could be a new check/uncheck option (by default, the underscore is replaced with a hard space, but when the option is checked it is left as is). I will go to the wish list.

because we already have a hard space in Alt+160

Did you mean Alt+0160, or do you know a way of having ISO-8859-1 codes without the 0, instead of old DOS ones?
Tips & Tricks / Preparing scores for rehearsal
A frequent use of NoteWorthy Composer and/or NoteWorthy Player is for choir members who want to learn their voice (especially when they are bad readers).

With NoteWorthy Composer, it is already possible to:
  • enter one voice and listen to it alone;
  • enter all voices, listen to the whole, and try to sing one's own;
  • enter all voices, mute one voice and try to sing this one, or mute all voices but one, and so on...
But it is often painful to mute one voice, unmute it, etc. Moreover, it is not possible when the conductor prepared the score with NWC and the singers use it with NWP.

However, there exists a feature that is rarely used, thought it is very nice: use the stereo pan! For instance, if you are alto, or if you are the conductor preparing the alto file, you set stereo pan = maximum left for alto and stereo pan = maximum right for all other voices. This way, it is very easy, when playing, to choose between "more alto" and "less alto".

This also works when you register the result into a tape. However then, for singers who use a mono device, you can also choose a different instrument patch and/or a louder volume for the particular part.
General Discussion / Re: pathetique
Peter Edwards wrote in

Could I suggest that one way to change the measure numbers would be to specify a count increment on each bar line (default 1). Zero would then mean don't count and 22 would mean I've skipped 21 bars (best used with a hidden local repeat and multi-bar rest). And negative numbers could be useful for restarting second time bars.

I strongly support this wish. When I have time, I will add it to the wishlist.
General Discussion / Re: New forum format
NoteWorthy Online wrote:
<<The problem with this providing a !link(url) is that URLs can contain equal signs (=), which would make it impossible to discern the user's intent.>>

I agree, and that is why I added:
<<Of course, this would only work for urls without any "=".>>

P.S.: The !!- construct is very useful. Why isn't it described in the "Hints" ?
General Discussion / Re: Key signatures
Back to the way key signatures are entered within NWC...

When I want to enter a score with NWC, and I see, e.g., 5 sharps, here are the brain contortions that I must do:
  • remember the order of the sharps (in french: fa do sol ré la)
  • remember the rule (fa# + 1/2 tone = si majeur or sol mineur)
  • translate into english (si majeur = B major)
  • find corresponding line within list
... and this is when I don't do mistakes (maybe I've done some in my example?)

If I want to use the other method, this is not much simpler:
  • 5 sharps = fa do sol ré la
  • fa = F - click!
  • do = C - click!
  • sol = G - click!
  • ré = D - click!
  • la = A - click!
Then... could we have another possible choice which would be "count = 5" "kind = sharps" ? Maybe I should add it to the wish list?
Tips & Tricks / How to Make NWC Play Jazz (continued)
Here is an addition to Marsu's tip "How to Make NWC Play Jazz" ( It is a simplified formula which gives a bunch of values for T1 and T2. This formula is T1 = n/(n+1) * T and T2 = n/(n-1) * T, with an arbitrary number for n.

n=2: T1 = 2/3 * T, T2 = 2 * T; feeling = 3/4 + 1/4.
n=3: T1 = 3/4 * T, T2 = 3/2 * T; feeling = 4/6 + 2/6 = 2/3 + 1/3.
n=4: T1 = 4/5 * T, T2 = 4/3 * T; feeling = 5/8 + 3/8.
n=5: T1 = 5/6 * T, T2 = 5/4 * T; feeling = 6/10 + 4/10 = 3/5 + 2/5.
n=6: T1 = 6/7 * T, T2 = 6/5 * T; feeling = 7/12 + 5/12.
and so on.
Tips & Tricks / Trills Using Multi-point Controllers
If you want to vary the pitch of a single note for making trills, you can use a Multi-point Controller {mpc}. The Controller type will be "Pitch Bend" and the Style will generally be "Absolute."

Typical controller values are: -8192 (one tone below), -4096 (one semitone below), 0 (normal), 4096 (one semitone above) and 8191 (one tone above).