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Re: [Denemo-devel] phrases for lyric-ridden music and curser jumping whe

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] phrases for lyric-ridden music and curser jumping when inserting chords
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:33:55 +0000

On Sun, 2014-11-09 at 08:11 -0500, Ellen Schwindt wrote:
> To clarify about the pedal question:
> I usually enter durations in one pass through a phrase or section,
> then go back and enter pitches. When I get to chords, I use the pedal
> to enter all the notes of a chord simultaneously--and this is very
> useful. I wish that the cursor would advance only one note after
> entering the chord so I could simply enter the next chord using the
> same method. Instead I have to arrow back to get the cursor on the
> right chord. I'd be interested in other people's uses of that feature.
yes, that makes good sense. It looks distinctly like a bug, advancing
two steps - I have it flagged up as a bug, so others can comment before
I go ahead and change the behavior.

> and thanks for the phrasing info--that was helpful.

thank you for the feedback, it makes it seem worthwhile :)


> -Ellen
> On Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 3:59 AM, Richard Shann
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>         On Sat, 2014-11-08 at 23:23 -0500, Ellen Schwindt wrote:
>         > I am using version 1.2.0.-0.mingw
>         >
>         >
>         > Here is a lyric question. Can I have some sort of slur-like
>         phrase
>         > marking without affecting the connection of lyric syllables
>         that is melisma (???)
>         >  to particular notes?
>         The simplest way from inside Denemo would be to use a phrasing
>         slur
>         instead of a slur. (Notes/Rests->Slurs->Begin/End Phrasing
>         Slur
>         More sophisticated would be to use Directives->Insert LilyPond
>         to put in
>         something to tell LilyPond whether to take into account slurs,
>         ties or
>         beaming as melisma indicators, e.g. inserting
>         \set melismaBusyProperties = #'()
>         would turn off all melismata while I think the syntax for just
>         excluding
>         slurs would be
>         \set melismaBusyProperties = #'('slurMelismaBusy)
>         (untested!)
>         >
>         > Here is one about using a pedal connected to a midi
>         keyboard. When I
>         > use the pedal to insert a chord--how can I keep the curser
>         from
>         > jumping two notes ahead instead of only one?
>         Hmm, it seems that on pedal up the cursor moves two steps to
>         the right -
>         I've filed a bug about that. I don't know why that would be -
>         when
>         appending chords that is harmless.
>         When not appending chords I see that it edits the chord at the
>         cursor, I
>         don't see any method for inserting a chord using the pedal
>         there, other
>         than first inserting a rhythm (ie duration). Perhaps that's
>         ok?
>         Feedback from users is needed here - I mostly use the Alt key
>         to enter
>         chords, and I've not much experience of editing chords using
>         the MIDI
>         keyboard. (I don't do much composing/arranging, just
>         transcribing).
>         There could well be obvious improvements for use by
>         composers ...
>         Richard

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