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A simple solution. After D.C. al coda playing master repeats 2 times but with a specific place with hiding locals repeats. The same for after D.C. to Fine. But it doesn't work with special endings.
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Object Plugins / Re: Acciaccatura.ms (version 1.3)
Last post by Ann Macfarlane -
Thanks so much Mike,

It's always exciting learning something new about the program - I've really not experimented enough and had never used the marker insert, and the spacer I had only used before for extra space. You are all so helpful on this group - Thanks to everyone.
Best wishes,
Ann
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General Discussion / Re: Swing rhythm
Last post by hmmueller -
I'm more or less with Laurie on this; I don't care that much about playback being perfect.  However I support the idea of the cheat sheet, but wonder why we might need a whole staff rather than just a single bar with a local repeat set to X number of iterations.  It can be hidden and doesn't have to clutter up the edit screen.
Sure, why not?

I am coming from a very special niche of music writing, namely arranging for crank organs, and sometimes band organs: The MIDIs I produce(d) from my arrangements are punched as paper strips; and for this, the tempo and its variations have to be precisely what I intend - especially if the organ is motor-driven -, because I'm practically the "conductor" of the piece. That's why I had a tempo track almost from the beginning - not so much for swing and other "visible" tempo effects, but mostly for tiny variations like short delays before a final chord (much shorter than the coarse 1/16th breath mark of NWC), "hand-crafted" ritartandos and accelerandos etc. For two more extreme examples, see (and listen to) the last section "Tempo" of my "Short course of arranging for small organs".

With my choir and other compositions and arrangements, I didn't write a tempo staff for some time - but then came back, and just did it the same way I always had. The example in my posting above is actually untypical in its uniformness, as this composition is not really completed - I have not yet persuaded our choir director to sing it; so it might get more fine-tuned tempo variations for demo purposes.

But that's just me - and yes, of course the track is hidden during almost all of editing.

H.M.
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General Discussion / Re: Swing rhythm
Last post by David Palmquist -
I'm more or less with Laurie on this; I don't care that much about playback being perfect.  However I support the idea of the cheat sheet, but wonder why we might need a whole staff rather than just a single bar with a local repeat set to X number of iterations.  It can be hidden and doesn't have to clutter up the edit screen.
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General Discussion / Re: Swing rhythm
Last post by Warren Porter -
If you put them on top, they can also double as a system-break staff; and for collecting other general information - very helpful and organized e.g. if you need to extract voices. One day I'll explain how to work with it (and write a few small tools that should help even more).
If you use NWC to print parts, the Tempo track is indespensible.  Things that all parts need to see like rehearsal symbols and tempo are all on a staff that is layered into the part you are currently printing.
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Object Plugins / Re: Acciaccatura.ms (version 1.3)
Last post by Mike Shawaluk -
Hi Ann,

You can use the Acciaccatura object two ways, either as a Standard or StaffSig class object. When Class is set to Standard, the object will only affect the first grace note which follows it, and the object's marker will be the small teardrop shape. When it is a StaffSig object, it will have the oval label, and it will affect grace notes that follow on that staff, up until the next Acciaccatura object it encounters. I decided to use a Standard one in my sample clip, but this will work with either type.

If you want to move the grace note closer to the chord, you can use a Spacer object to do that. While most people think of spacers as being useful to create extra space between notes, you can also use them to reduce space, since a spacer will take the place of the normal inter-note spacing. See the following example:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|User|Acciaccatura.ms|Pos:0|Class:StaffSig
|Clef|Type:Treble
|TimeSig|Signature:2/4
|Note|Dur:8th,Grace,Slur|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Marker|Pos:-0.5
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,1
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Grace,Slur|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Spacer|Width:75
|Marker|Pos:-0.5
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,1
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Grace,Slur|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Spacer|Width:50
|Marker|Pos:-0.5
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,1
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

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Object Plugins / Re: Acciaccatura.ms (version 1.3)
Last post by Ann Macfarlane -
Hi Mike = this is exactly what I was wanting and when i saw your sample in NWC, I selected the entire chord plus acciaccatura and moved the whole thing up and brilliant - the chord moved to the desired stem down, and acciaccatura stayed in position with stem up! When adding this into my file, do I just do what I did with the original plugin and add it to the stave before the clef? I will probably have to use your other script to move the acciaccatura a bit closer. When I'm finished, I'll post the file as a curiosity in the Scriptorium if Richard approves:)
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General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
Folks,   

The Scriptorium has been updated with works submitted by :

John Hooper   Matadors' Chorus" (La Traviata   (Verdi) Choral Rehearsal Version
John Hooper   Soldiers' Chorus" (Il Trovatore)   (Verdi)Soldiers' Chorus" (Il Trovatore)Choral Rehearsal Version
John Hooper   Triumphal Scene" (Aida)   (Verdi) Choral Rehearsal Version
John Hooper    "Witches' Chorus" (MacBeth) -    (Verdi) Choral Rehearsal Version
John Hooper    Missa: Nigra sum -    (Palestrina) Choral Rehearsal Version
John Hooper    Missa: Nasce la gioja mia -    (Palestrina) Choral Rehearsal Version
Mike Gibson    Acis and Galetea   (Handel)
NWCChorus   Chorale 153 - 9 Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid    (Bach)
Richard Woodroffe   Schwanengesang - Abschied D957 No 7 (Swan Song - Farewell)     (Schubert)

If you would like to be notified every time the Scriptorium is updated, please send an e-mail  requesting Scriptorium Update
notification to scriptoman "at" tiscali "dot" co "dot" uk
http://nwc-scriptorium.org/whatsnew.php
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Object Plugins / Re: Acciaccatura.ms (version 1.3)
Last post by Mike Shawaluk -
Actually, if all she wants is a downward slur that connects to the top note in the chord, a marker object does the trick nicely:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|User|Acciaccatura.ms|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Grace,Slur|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Marker|Pos:-0.5
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,1
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
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Object Plugins / Re: Acciaccatura.ms (version 1.3)
Last post by hmmueller -
One more attempt with the slurs ... something like you see in the attachment? - it uses Slur.ms objects with a fair number of custom X/Y and also "Strength" (which controls the bend) adjustments. If the grace notes are far away, giving that slur a nice bend doesn't seem so easy ...

H.M.