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Re: mulitple time signatures, long scale

From: David Raleigh Arnold
Subject: Re: mulitple time signatures, long scale
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 09:11:52 -0400

On Saturday 26 July 2003 05:56 am, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> "David Hughes" <address@hidden> writes:
> > Is LilyPond able to create multiple time signatures occuring at the
> > same time on seperate staves?
> Yes, see:
> http://www.lilypond.org/development/input/test/out-www/collated-files

To my surprise, I found the word "polymetric" defined in HDM.  Even
if you had coined the word, however, I don't think that there is
any example of a hyphen following the prefix "poly", e.g.: polymath,
polygamy, polyrhythm, polytonal, etc.  I think you
want the hyphen out so that users can search the document and find
"polymetric".  DaveA
> > leave my Windows world behind but have yet to find a notation
> > program in the Linux world that compares to Finale.
> I'm afraid that Finale does not really compare to LilyPond.  Both
> print notes, but for the rest they are totally different beasts.

Yes, and there are three ways of approaching the idea of a shortcut
for a long scale.

1.  You can program your music source, as in the
    famous "hoom-pah".

2.  You can add something to lilypond, which would
    have to be maintained by someone.

3.  You can create an editing tool which
    writes out the notes for you.

To make the long scale, you can program the music source simply by
using relative pitch.  It's done already.  Write the first octave and 
copy it as many times as may be necessary.  DaveA

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