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Re: how to transpose midi one octave ?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: how to transpose midi one octave ?
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 12:28:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Martin Tarenskeen <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm sure my question is answered somewhere in the docs, but I can't
> find it:
> I have a guitar score and the MIDI output should sound one octave
> lower than the written notes. I have found sections about transposing
> instruments, but not about an instrument that plays in the written
> key, but one octave down - like a guitar.

That _is_ a transposing instrument.  Just use the normal input
conventions for them (the transposing command can use octave

> How do I handle this in Lilypond ? ( And I don't want a treble clef
> with an "8" below or an 8va basso sign in my score either)

The 8 below is _standard_ for guitars as far as I am concerned, but
using the instructions for transposing instruments should work fine.

David Kastrup

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