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Re: 6/4 rests

From: John Williams
Subject: Re: 6/4 rests
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 19:14:14 -0700 (MST)

On Fri, 2 Jan 2004, Aaron wrote:

> Well I learned a thing or two.
> R1 doesn't work.
> R4*6 works for 6/4
> But what I feel should be happening is that there should be a way of
> notation a whole bar rest no matter what the time signiture.
> R1 should mean that but it is based on 4/4
> doesn't lily know what the time sig. is??
> Lily checks my measures to make sure they have the right amount of beats.
> Aaron

In lilypond, "1" is always the duration of a whole NOTE, not a whole
measure.  Lilypond makes the durations take priority over the measure
marks, which is why | only gives a warning if it's in the wrong place.

And as Arvid pointed out, R1. is probably better than R4*6.

~ John Williams

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