Design a notehead

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Design a notehead

Post by Hector Pascal » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:33 pm

Hi all,
I have some silently-held-down piano notes and I am using the hollow diamond-shaped noteheads for them, however I am lacking (in my chosen Petrucci font) a blacked-in diamond-shaped notehead. I'd like to make one... Which is the best tool / approach for making the noteheads?

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Hector.

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Re: Design a notehead

Post by zuill » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:42 pm

As far as I know, Petrucci has a filled diamond notehead. Maybe that one doesn't look like what you want. However, it just might.

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Re: Design a notehead

Post by Hector Pascal » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:51 pm

Hi Zuill,
Thanks, I found the filled-in one.

Here's my best attempt (I reduced the filled-in notehead to 85% to be more like the hollow one).
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To my eye, it looks to be a slightly different angle, or a bit more square than the hollow one.
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Re: Design a notehead

Post by Hector Pascal » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:03 pm

Hi again,
I have just found the two noteheads required.... (I had previously used a hollow harmonic notehead I think, by mistake).

Here is my latest attempt, with all noteheads at 100% now:
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Cheers and thanks,
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Re: Design a notehead

Post by michelp » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:23 pm

The JW Change plugin can help, too. Noteheads -> Shape -> Filled Diamond. Size can also be adjusted.
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Re: Design a notehead

Post by Hector Pascal » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:53 am

Interesting! I will explore that. Thanks, michelp :)
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