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Re: Auto-beaming infrastructure redo

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: Auto-beaming infrastructure redo
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 15:48:05 +0200

On 3 Jul 2010, at 12:37, Carl Sorensen wrote:

Can you give me a specific example of beaming where the tuplets would be

The meter mentioned before, 12 = 3+2+2+3+2 with quadruplets, is very popular in the historical region of Macedonia, on both the Macedonian and the Greek side (though a lot seems to play it in 16 = 4+2+3+4+3). There is a music example here, listening for especially at about time 2:00 and after.
Also see:

So here, to get subbeaming expressing the musical pattern, one might want to write the meter as
  ((4:3)(2+2) + (2 + 2)) + ((4:3)(2+2) + 2) * 1/16

It is possible to sometimes have quadruplets on the 3s, and sometimes not. For example, in the original version of Makedonsko Devojce, which is in 7 = 3+2+2. So one might want ot have more patterns:
  3+(2+2) * 1/16
  (4:3)(2+2) + (2+2) * 1/16

These metric patterns are then quite similar for other beaming patterns, only that the latter can be applied to other than whole measures.


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