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Re: autobeaming in cadenza

From: Phil Holmes
Subject: Re: autobeaming in cadenza
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 08:58:13 +0100

"Carl Sorensen" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden

On 9/29/10 11:35 AM, "Mark Polesky" <address@hidden> wrote:

Carl Sorensen wrote:
I think that autobeaming in cadenzas should beam according
to baseMoment, i.e. all beats should be grouped together
in baseMoment units.

The very concept of beats within a cadenza goes against the
whole idea of a cadenza in the first place.  I think a
better system would be to break beams only when the note
duration changes, and *not* after a dotted note.  But
there's simply no algorithm that will work in most cases.
The user will almost always need to do some manual beams.

One possibility to ease some of the burden for the user
would be to set up "beaming styles", not unlike the
accidental styles that we currently have.  So we could have
\groupBeats and \groupDurations, for example.

\groupBeats would require a dramatically different autobeaming algorithm.

Perhaps the best answer is to have \candezaOn turn off autbeaming.  Since
the cadenza is in free time, perhaps the composer should be responsible for
giving whatever metric hints are desired with the beam by indicating the
beaming manually.



Musically, that would work for me.

Phil Holmes
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