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Re: Doc: warning about tracks and MIDI files

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Doc: warning about tracks and MIDI files
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:36:48 +0200
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Federico Bruni <address@hidden> writes:

> I've read this message:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-user/2013-08/msg00148.html
> and I've realized something I've missed since I started using LilyPond 4
> years ago: LilyPond creates a MIDI track for each staff in a score, which
> means that a typical score configuration for tablature (Staff + TabStaff)
> should be set to remove the Staff_performer in TabStaff:
> \new TabStaff = "Guitar tabs" \with {
>   \remove "Staff_performer"
> }
> If you don't remove it, the track will be doubled, so the file size will be
> double as well as the music (which may results in unattended consequences,
> like having acoustic and nylon guitar playing at the same time)

Should we remove it by default and add it back when using
\TabFullNotation?  It's perhaps a bit heavy-handed but would cover most
use cases.

David Kastrup

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