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Re: Stem duration

From: Knut Petersen
Subject: Re: Stem duration
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 15:02:49 +0200
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Am 05.07.2017 um 10:26 schrieb David Kastrup:
Knut Petersen <address@hidden> writes:

Shouldn't a stem not have a duration equal to the duration of the
notehead it is attached to?
A stem could be attached to several different noteheads ("string
chords", usually arpeggiated in some manner).  LilyPond does not do this
well currently but that does not mean that it shouldn't: it is a common
type of notation.
Interesting. Noteheads of different duration attached to a single stem?
I don't remember to have seen something like that, and google does not
really help. Which instrument uses such a notation, could you give an

So assigning a duration to a stem seems like something that would not
universally work anyway.

Actually it's documented that stems have a duration, and it would be quite 
useful for me:
I try to extend my video generation script to change the color of the notes 
that are
sounding at a certain moment. If there is a note still active in one voice 
while a new
note is played in another voice _both_ should be colored ... that's only 
if  noteheads, rests, stems, flags and lyric syllables all have a correct 

AFAICS only the duration of noteheads and rests is really usable in lilypond.


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