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Re: Limitation with beat grouping

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: Limitation with beat grouping
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:07:23 -0700

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Cameron Horsburgh <address@hidden> wrote:
> I've also just noticed another thing: the figure
>  a8 a16 a16 a8 a16 a6
> is rendered
>  a8[ a16 a16] a8[ a16 a6]
> which is my preferred option. In fact, I would prefer everything to be
> broken to one beat groups *except* for the special case of four
> quavers which can appear as one group. It might be easier to write a
> rule for that and manually beam the four quaver figure which is far
> less common in my score.

I agree.  This example highlights the issue very clearly:

\relative c'' {
  a16 a a8 a a
  a8 a16 a a8 a
  a8 a a16 a a8
  a8 a a a16 a  % beaming is different


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