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Re: Accidental placement above/below note

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: Accidental placement above/below note
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 12:07:35 +0200
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On Friday 23 September 2005 23.34, Daniel Johnson wrote:
> Ruud van Silfhout wrote:
> > As I am just an amateur regarding music notation I have a question
> > concening the attached piece of music.
> > The natural shown below the last note, is that meant as a natural
> > normally placed before the note? And is this an alternative (standard)
> > notation for accidentals?  And if so, can this be done by lilypond. I
> > know you can of course do this by adding a markup, but I was wondering
> > if this could be done using some kind of property of accidentals or
> > accidentalplacement. I also think that the accidental is somewhat
> > smaller than the normal accidental.
> >
> > TIA,
> > Ruud
> This type of "suggested" accidental is usually found in edited editions
> of 18th-century or earlier works; the original score did not contain an
> accidental, but it is presumed that the performers of those days knew to
> perform it as a sharp/flat/whatever.  Therefore editors who want to
> indicate their best-guess of performance often use this sort of accidental.

When using this notation in Baroque music, one must be aware that it sometimes 
can be confused with figured bass notation. E.g., it should be avoided in 
b.c. parts.


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