"Spanners can be useful though.
I was referring to downstrokes without a sign. But yes, if there is a sign on ½ notes and dotted ¼ notes we could of course consider to include the third finger as well. However, I should say I have…"
"To clarify my point, the great majority of downstrokes are at ¼ notes and ⅛ notes. Like with upstrokes, this does not allow you to use more than one finger.
With ½ notes and dotted ¼ notes without a sign one could…"
"Never blindly follow the opinions of others, even if they are French....
To the example (1686) p. 35, line 2, last measure:
There are more half notes with a curved line beneath the stave. See (1686) p. 43, line 1, measure 4 and line 3,…"
"I don't think we can say that the difference is due to carelessness on the part of the engraver. Nor that it implies that they are meant to be different. It could even be that for his 1686 book he corrected the example, to avoid that…"
"...I should make one correction:
the example of a curved line at a batterie with the sign placed on the stave and not beneath it (1682 p. 10, line 3, measure 3), actually was at a dotted quarter note.
There are other examples showing…"
"Robert de Visée on the Art of Strumming.
Even though the content of the two translations (see discussion above) of Visée’s 1682 preface is actually very similar, the text can lead to widely different…"
"Sure, but in the long run a peer review will add more weight to your argument, if you ask me. I think both self-published and peer-reviewed material is important. Don't get me wrong. I value your offering 100%. As for the stringing arrangement,…"
The trouble with peer-reviewed journals is that they are very slow, and that usually they don't offer open access.
It may take years before your article is published. Therefore I have put it on line, and also at academia.edu,…"
"Thanks for this article! Is it published in a peer-reviewed journal? While I didn't have time to read it through right away, I am reminded of some propositions I made as a masters-level graduate student (I now hold an MA in music) with regard…"