When you're at school, learning to write, you get told how to form each character and how to hold the pen. Even though I studied music at school I've never had any explanation how to form musical symbols. For instance, how do you form minim note heads, quaver tails, rests, and so on? I've seen all those handwritten big band charts, and it leaves me wondering how on eath it was done - evidently done at great speed but it looks fab.
I like my regular handwriting but my handwritten music takes ages and doesn't look very nice when I've finished. There must be a "best practice". (and don't reply suggesting I get Sibelius - I've got Sibelius, but sometimes there's no alternative to handwritten...)
BrianT (fountain pen in hand)