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Feature request - extended ties

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Feature request - extended ties
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 16:07:53 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> Han-Wen, all--
> Han-Wen, there is a feature for LilyPond that I would be happy to 
> pay for you to develop, whatever amount you think would be 
> appropriate.
> It is a feature that persons who score for piano would benefit 
> from and appreciate, so on behalf of myself and future LilyPond 
> users who score for piano, I would like to suggest the feature 
> and ask what you think.
> The feature request involves ties. Normally, a tie only appears 
> for a note of exactly the same pitch that immediately follows the 
> note with the tie indicator (~), whether the following note is 
> singular or within a chord. If the following note in the same 
> voice is not the same pitch, or the following chord contains no 
> note of the same pitch, the tie does not appear. Correct?
> What would be useful, in piano scoring, is to have a feature to 
> extend a tie or ties of notes within a block, so that the 
> searching for a note with the same pitch, to tie to, is deferred 
> until the end of the block. For example:

I understand what you need, and I'll look into it. I only know this
notation from grace notes writing out an arpeggiated chord. Do you
know whether it is also used without grace notes (ie. with the 16th
notes being normal rhythmic notes?)  


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