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

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: Why don't we get rid of \chordmode?
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 14:38:06 -0400

Hi David,

> Actually, I find that a rather encouraging statement.  I'd have expected
> "don't change current tremolo syntax".  address@hidden has some mnemonic value
> ("play a quarter at eighths", oops sounds like a time).  But I don't
> like its look.  Would you consider c4/8 an adequate syntax?

c4/8 can be read as "a c quarter note, divided into eighths" -- quite nice 
That being said, I worry about scanning c4/8 versus c4*1/8 and not easily 
seeing the difference.

[For the record, I use the cX*N/M construct a lot... Whether I should *have* to 
or not is perhaps fodder for a different thread. However, it would take a lot 
of evidence -- or one really brilliant idea -- to make me think that changing 
*that* construct is advisable.]

So I think we can come up with something that is both typographically simple 
and mnemonically compelling… How about c4t8 ("a c quarter note, tremolo-d in 


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