Making music beautiful.

This is a spot I will elaborate on the philosophies of printed music, explore histories, and share case studies of exemplary work. I learn by studying others and my working style is one of engraving by feel. It's critical to learn the rules and conventions of the craft, but in my opinion, much more important to study context and actual engraved music. Any engraver can tell you that no book will give the right answer to every situation; our craft is highly subjective and personal. Notes are absolute, but how you present those notes to the performer is our art. In my explorations here, I'll try to stay away from how-to lessons and keep to broader philosophies and practices. The internet is packed with tutorials and how-to videos, and the software's respective online forum communities are a tremendous resource for learning how to do specific things. I don't believe there is much to be added in that regard here.