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Re: Suggestion: spacing for swing music?

From: bb
Subject: Re: Suggestion: spacing for swing music?
Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:44:50 +0200
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Am 03.08.2013 08:42, schrieb Federico Bruni:
2013/7/13 Steve Burgondy <address@hidden>


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

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):
bug-lilypond mailing list
Mayy be I misunderstand your question?
But have you tried

proportionalNotationDuration = #(ly:make-moment 1 32)

I found it needs a high number (here 32) to work proper with "short notes" and "pointed short notes". I found the music print becomes longer (broader) with rising number.


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