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Re: Suggestion: spacing for swing music?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Suggestion: spacing for swing music?
Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2013 16:21:51 +0200
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bb <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 04.08.2013 14:27, schrieb David Kastrup:
>> bb <address@hidden> writes:
>>> It is impossible to set slurs inside triples.
>> Wrong.
>>> Is a widely used practice to mark swing rhythm. And I found it
>>> impossible to beam an eighth with a sixteenth note. (it is often used,
>>> where the second note. the sixteenth note does have a short additional
>>> (sixteenth) beam - may be my knowledge of lilypond does not have the
>>> necessary depths for such a construct?)
>> Maybe you should look up the syntax of opening slurs and beams in the
>> manual.  They are written _after_ the note they apply to.  This has
>> nothing at all to do with triplets.
>>> May be you can convince the developers to allow slurs in triplets to
>>> mark the swing rhythm? (I do not try it, because my ideas usually are
>>> disliked.)
>>> BTW I do not think this is a bug, it simply is not implemented. BTW I
>>> am not sure that the bug blog is the correct place for this topic?
>> The bug list (it is not a "blog") is the right place for both feature
>> requests and tentative bug reports.  The bug squad will pick up from
>> there if necessary.  The developer list might be appropriate for
>> discussing missing functionality when it is not clear how this
>> functionality should be accessed in the first place.  The user list
>> might be appropriate if the user suspects that this is just user error.
>> If the user error is triggered by bad documentation, this can lead to a
>> problem report for the documentation on the bug list again.
> Try this:

And then an example where the rhythms don't add up and it is quite
unclear what it is supposed to show.  And the entire text for all of
that is "Try this:".

Seriously: if you want people to pay attention to you, you should try to
provide a minimum of information and explanation.  Just dumping some
code is not going to bring your point across all by itself.

David Kastrup

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