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Re: Rehearsal marks

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: Rehearsal marks
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 18:54:57 -0800

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 6:08 PM, Graham Percival
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 08:34:14PM -0500, Brett McCoy wrote:
>> I've read in a few places -- including the Lilypond documentation --
>> that, traditionally, when using rehearsal marks in a score, the letter
>> I is skipped. Does anyone know why this is done?
> I'm pretty certain it's because I is easy to confuse with J or L
> or I (roman numeral), depending on the exact font used.

I'm studying a piece right now that uses numbered rehearsal marks
("1", "2", etc.), but the "1" looks like and "I".

It's very confusing during rehearsal.  :-)


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