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## Re: A few remarks concerning \relative

 From: David Kastrup Subject: Re: A few remarks concerning \relative Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:04:48 +0200 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 04:45:13PM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
>>
>> The interesting question is whether \relative c' gives you (namely
>> Graham Percival) a _better_ idea of what the next note will be rather
>> than, say, \relative a'.
>
> Yes, it does -- with the admission that I'm biased due to
> familiarity with \relative c.  Is a' above or below c' ?  I can't
> remember.
>
> I'm not claiming that we should write the documentation for Graham
> Percival, of course.  I think that most newcomers would find it
> easier to deal with \relative c rather than any other pitch, but
> if somebody does a proper experiment, I would be convinced
> otherwise.

Let me suggest
as one data point supporting my contention that \relative f and its
relatives might be worth mentioning in the manual.

And no, "Basso Ridiculoso" is not a sock puppet.  I sing alto.

--
David Kastrup