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Re: Suggestion: spacing for swing music?

From: Federico Bruni
Subject: Re: Suggestion: spacing for swing music?
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2013 08:42:50 +0200

2013/7/13 Steve Burgondy <address@hidden>

> Hello,
> Proportional spacing can be of great help to understand music and to
> associate "visual space" to "time space". It can be useful for beginners,
> but also in general. It is very important in tablatures, especially when
> full tab notation is not used.
> Currently in Lilypond, if we want to have an accurate "visual space"
> representation in the specific case of "swing music", it is required to
> enter music in 12/8 mode (this implies dotted notes and so on).
> Has anyone thought of implementing "swing spacing" with a 4/4 mode
> notation?
> Would this be hard to achieve?
Hi Steve

AFAICS nobody replied  to your questions.
I'm not a developer so I cannot say if this can be achieved or not (but I
have a feeling that it's not easy for sure).
I'm putting the bug-lilypond list in CC.

There's an analog issue with sound (MIDI):

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