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Re: Transposing Keyless Brass Parts

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Transposing Keyless Brass Parts
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:11:33 +0100
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Wols Lists <address@hidden> writes:

> This is close to what I do, and I have to regularly transpose parts
> between Bb-treble and concert-bass.
> Bear in mind that lily does not assume western tonal music, so when you
> say "transpose" it doesn't take scales into account - it just shifts
> everything by that interval.
> If you need to print stuff out in multiple pitches (like I do with my Bb
> and concert parts), it's easy to put the notes in a variable wrapped in
> a transpose, and then print it out wrapping the variable in a different
> transpose. Just have some scheme for a consistent "scale" in your
> variable - I make sure all my variables are internally in concert pitch.

Likely a sane convention.  Note that you can easily do that even in case
you prefer to enter in instrument pitch by using \transpose to move to
concert pitch.

At any rate, I'd strongly suggest using \transposition only at the last
possible moment.

David Kastrup

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