Brackets in piano or organ music

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Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by Thomas Eberth » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:04 pm

In piano or organ music brackets are used to show that some notes in one staff are to be played by "the other" hand. Or they indicate that dynamics or text belong to the notes within the bracket.

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At the moment Dorico doesn't provide these brackets. I tried to copy them from https://w3c.github.io/smufl/gitbook/tab ... iques.html and insert them in a text frame. But then I have to increase the font size so much, that the lines are too thick.

Does anyone have discoverd a workaround for these brackets?

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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by andgle » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:24 pm

For the first one - how about using the non-arpeggio symbol found under ornaments (tr)?
You can adjust the length of the line in Engrave mode.

The second one - is this also too thick using text object?
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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by Thomas Eberth » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:29 pm

Anders,
that's a good idea. The hooks are a bit small; but it's better than nothing.

Thank you for your advice.

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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by andgle » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:32 pm

Luckily, you can adjust the hook length in Engraving options -> Arpeggio signs.
No problem!
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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by Thomas Eberth » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:39 pm

And I can adjust the line width of the Arpeggio sign. That's great! So I can adjust it to the line width of the text object for the second one.

What I've learned today: I always have to look both into properties panel AND engraving options.

Thank you Anders.

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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by rodrigoruiz1988 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:08 pm

Adding this feature would be fantastic, by the way.

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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by Romanos401 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:24 am

You also now have the ability to create custom symbols. I used a unicode character to add the LH bracket in one of my scores and it worked reasonably well. Not quite perfect, but perfectly acceptable.
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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by rodrigoruiz1988 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:15 pm

Romanos401 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:24 am
You also now have the ability to create custom symbols. I used a unicode character to add the LH bracket in one of my scores and it worked reasonably well. Not quite perfect, but perfectly acceptable.
Would you care to elaborate on how to do this? I'm afraid I don't quite understand how you mean... Thanks!

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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:02 pm

You can use Engrave > Playing Techniques to create custom symbols. You'll find the necessary brackets in the 'Keyboard techniques' range shown in the editor.

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Re: Brackets in piano or organ music

Post by rodrigoruiz1988 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:34 pm

You’re a life-saver, Daniel! Again kudos on the outstanding customer service (not to mention the software!)

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