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Re: Why don't we get rid of \chordmode?

From: Xavier Scheuer
Subject: Re: Why don't we get rid of \chordmode?
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 18:40:21 +0200

2010/4/28 David Kastrup <address@hidden>:

>> \notemode { c4:8 } -> two quaver stem tremolo
> Ugh.  Did not remember that.
> Anyway, here is how I would do this: Chords are much more common than
> tremolos, so changing notation for the latter seems like the better
> choice.  There is already verbose syntax using \tremolo that can also
> be used.

I don't agree.
As a (classical) violin player I use tremolos far more often than chords.
I suppose it's a matter of different usage (classical music vs.
popular music).

And the syntax using colons is really useful and far more convenient
than the \repeat tremolo one.
Imagine 8 4/4 mesures of a succession of 4th notes with 16th tremolos.

Current syntax (using colons):

  c4:16 d4: e: f: |
  g: a: b: c: |  % etc.

with \repeat tremolo:

  \repeat tremolo 4 c16 \repeat tremolo 4 d16
    \repeat tremolo 4 e16 \repeat tremolo 4 f16 |
  \repeat tremolo 4 g16 \repeat tremolo 4 a16
    \repeat tremolo 4 b16 \repeat tremolo 4 c16 |  % etc.

So please, don't change current tremolo easiness.


Xavier Scheuer <address@hidden>

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