We use a rather unusual program for notation work:
Don’t let that deter you: We get very high quality, and then save it to a 600 DPI file that will compress very well and print out as cleanly as you could possibly want. Because we use a graphics program for the notation, we can create any kind of structure you want, including special symbols and custom notation for avant-garde music. You can examine examples of our work here (clicking on any of the linked works’ titles will show you a variety of notational techniques, and use Zoom to see details, if your browser supports this. The preceding link will spawn a new window or tab. Close that to continue here.).
Our custom notational symbols (clefs, accidentals, time signatures, slurs/ties, etc. — most are filled bezier curves) are much better looking than what we’ve seen in other programs.
We’re also expert at modern notational techniques (a BMI SCA winner ’73/’74 is here) such as clusters, quarter- and microtones, proportional notation, custom symbols, polymeter, polyrhythm, etc. — much of which often isn’t adequately supported by conventional notation programs.
Because we use a graphical, rather than a fixed-in-stone notation program, the flexibility is much greater. The notational precision is as great as can be achieved by meticulous hand work. Click this to spawn a window to see the opening bars of the “Aria” from Bach’s “Goldberg” variations (a screen-resolution [96DPI] example), and close that to continue here.
Our fee schedule is the same as for MIDI work: $30 [Green=non-profits’ rate of $20]/hour for simple work ($15 minimum) and $50 /hr. for more complex scores.
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