Red staff lines?
  • Any thoughts on red staff lines for chant? Gregorio offers it as an option, and a few books have it, although most just use black. Does it seem easier to read? Harder? More beautiful, or just weird?
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  • TCJ
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    I always thought having a red staff line on FA or DO would be a good idea. For the whole thing? It's rather distracting with so much red and it doesn't serve a purpose outside decoration.
  • ServiamScores
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    Old manuscripts sometimes have this, although in general I prefer all black. Black is more standard, and easier to read in low-light. Red lines on cream colored paper in low light… no thank you.
  • Liam
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    And natural red dyes were (and remain) the quickest to fade with exposure to UV lightwaves.
  • francis
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    I see it solely as an aethstetic… does it serve to read easier?