Notation Checklist

Recently it occurred to me that I should have a checklist to remind me of the things that I need to do when putting together notated scores. I’ll add more as I think of them, but this is a good start.

  • Title & composer name
  • Font type
  • BPM/Tempo
  • Measure #’s
  • Correct Time Signatures
  • Expressions
  • Dynamics
  • Chord symbols
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Position of systems on/across pages
  • Spacing between staves & systems
  • Spacing between notes/chord symbols/measure #’s
  • Zoom level
  • Rehearsal Letters
  • Double Bars for each new section
  • Synth patch used
  • Drum key/Berklee drum notation rules
  • Use 2 layers for drum parts for correct direction of stems (upward for parts played with the hands, downwards for parts played with the feet)