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Re: Doc: warning about tracks and MIDI files

From: Federico Bruni
Subject: Re: Doc: warning about tracks and MIDI files
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 23:49:53 +0200

2013/8/8 David Kastrup <address@hidden>

> 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.

it sounds sensible and easier for new users

just a doubt: if someone creates a TabStaff only (without \tabFullNotation)
and try to produce a MIDI, what would happen? a MIDi file with no sound?

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