Music Prep Strategies, Part 1: Help Your Players Help You

By • July 12, 2007

Let’s assume you compose in a notation program, and use most or all of its features in something approaching an efficient manner. Feel up to doing your own music prep? There’s a reason that an experienced, professional copyist is a valuable member of the production team: hiring one, or learning to think like one when doing the job yourself, is tantamount to an insurance policy for your session. Much of what follows applies to the copyist, but the earlier in the process you can incorporate it into the score, the better.

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