Ideas for Indicating “Even Effort Phrasing” and “Any Effort Phrasing”
Submitted by Charlotte Wile - May 9, 2002
In Peggy Hackney’s and my October 6, 2000 discussions in the Phrasing thread, the signs shown here in Ex. 1 were used to show Even Effort Phrasing. I would like to suggest that the sign be drawn instead with two straight sides and “equal signs,” as in Ex. 2. This way it would not resemble an addition bracket. Also, it would fit in better with the other Phrasing indications.
Also, I think we need to develop a better way to depict “any Effort Phrasing.” Using a vertical curved bow, as in the sequences at the end of Peggy’s discussion, could be confusing because the bow already has other uses (e.g., as a linking bow and to show “part leading”). Perhaps the indication for “any Effort Phrasing” could be derived from the signs for three main phrasing types (Increase, Decrease, and Even) and the sign for “any, ” as in Ex. 3.