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Re: music expression explanation


From: Peter Chubb
Subject: Re: music expression explanation
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 08:22:11 +1000
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>>>>> "Graham" == Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:

Graham> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 04:10:37PM +0200, Simon Bailey wrote:
>> Graham Percival wrote:
>>> If you have an idea for a general clarification that the syntax is
>>> "pitch duration other", then I'm all for it.  If it's a simple
>>> "you need to put the ' before the duration", then I'd probably
>>> reject it as being insufficiently general.
>> 
>> my first idea was something along the lines of your refusal. :) i
>> do have some other ideas about how to explain the syntax, but they
>> depend on where you want to put it in the docs.
Graham> ...
>> where would you put it in 3.1.?

Graham> Hmm.  I was initially thinking of 3.1.2, but that subsection
Graham> (actually, the entire section) is really talking about
Graham> *macroscopic* style.  I mean, it refers back to the definition
Graham> of a (compound) "music expression".

Graham> With that in mind, perhaps 2.3.1 is the best place: add 2-3
Graham> sentences and an articulation (or dynamic, or something) to
Graham> the first paragraph+example.


I'd really appreciate an appendix or something that gives Lily syntax
as BNF, or as a syntax diagram.   The syntax is very complex, and I've
been caught out a number of times by things not being as I expected
them to be from the NR --- not that the NR was wrong, but that the way
elements are combined wasn't explicit.

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