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## Re: New slur/tie behaviour

 From: Steve D Subject: Re: New slur/tie behaviour Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 03:56:42 -0600

"Werner LEMBERG" <address@hidden> wrote, regarding ties and rules for their placement in chords:

Here are my rules again for reference:

sequentially from top to bottom:

+ The topmost tie is always `up'.

+ If there is a vertical gap to the last note above larger
than or equal to a fifth (or sixth?), the tie is `up',
otherwise it is `down'.

+ The bottommost tie is always `down'.

Werner

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Hello Werner-- Just out of curiosity, how would your rules above accommodate a tied version of the following voicing of an A minor 9 chord, a voicing I tend to use frequently, which has an interval of a second internal to the chord rather than at top or bottom:

treble clef staff, notes (from top to bottom): e'' c'' b' g'

Wouldn't your rule specify that the c'' and b' would both have ties that arc down, since that interval (a second) is smaller than a fifth? In this case, the rule Han-Wen mentioned of ties of seconds arcing in opposite directions would seem preferable, right?

Best wishes,

Steve D