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Re: Tied harmonics

From: Dan Eble
Subject: Re: Tied harmonics
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 09:55:58 -0400

> > %% Harmonic does not carry through a tie.
> > \version "2.19.42"
> > { <f'\harmonic> ~ 4 }
> As documented and intended.
>     Durations occuring on their own within a music
>     sequence will take their pitches from the preceding
>     note or chord.
> Nothing but the pitch is taken.

1. Adding “nothing but the pitch is taken” to the documentation would clarify 
the intent.

2. There seems to be some ambiguity in the term “pitch.”  The visual output 
that LilyPond produces is read as two pitches, though the notes appear in the 
same staff space.  So whatever “pitch” LilyPond is maintaining, it does not 
come through in the musical sense.

I believe this effect with ties is a symptom of an deficient internal 
representation of harmonics.  Other symptoms appear in the MIDI output, but I 
won’t follow that tangent here.  If I can organize my thoughts sufficiently, 
I’ll post to the dev list.

> You have more of a case regarding
> { <f'\harmonic> ~ q } 

This suggestion from Dominic seems to address that case:

   \chordRepeats #'(harmonic-event)

Making that the default would be an improvement (not a complete solution).

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