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Fwd: Re: TimeSignature Display

From: Joe Wilkinson
Subject: Fwd: Re: TimeSignature Display
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 09:13:04 +0000
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Subject: Re: TimeSignature Display
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 09:12:45 +0000
From: Joe Wilkinson <address@hidden>
To: Richard Shann <address@hidden>


I simply wanted to transcribe a "hymn" which is really in plainchant with unequal numbers of notes in each "bar" and make duplicates for my clarinet and sax players. So all bars the same. You work at a more complex level than I can generally understand!

Happy New Year


On 31/12/2019 15:43, Richard Shann wrote:
On Mon, 2019-12-30 at 21:55 +0000, Joe Wilkinson wrote:
Hi Richard,
In this piece the number of beats per bar is variable, so I made it
an unmeasured staff.
I now get a time signature of 256/1

I tried hiding the time signature (I assume that the U as below means
that) on all 7 staffs (only 3 of which are printed as staffs) and
there is no change.
I am obviously doing something wrong, but have no idea what!!
Well, the "Unmeasured Staff" command seemed to be in a bit of a state,
so I've upgraded it.
The 256/1 time signature that Unmeasured Staff sets is what Denemo uses
as the time signature for its "bars" - basically meaning allow any
amount of notes in each Denemo "bar". But for typesetting purposes the
relevant thing is that it issues a "\cadenzaOn" to LilyPond. This turns
off LilyPond's automatic barlines and beaming. What was strange is that
it left it up to you to turn off the typesetting of the time signature
- see Score->Typesetter->(Print) Don't Engrave Time Signatures.
So the new version does all that for you.
You didn't actually say in any detail what you wanted to do - the above
allows you to place notes, bar lines, and beams freely in the typeset
score, but bar lines will act like "Marks" - that is they will be
placed in the same musical moment in all staffs. If you want to have
unequal bar lengths at the same moment in different staffs you have to
tell LilyPond to do that - see

"These predefined commands affect all staves in the score, even when
placed in just one Voice context. To change this, move the
Timing_translator from the Score context to the Staff context."

For the current version of Denemo, you can just use the
Time Signatures->Start Cadenza
command at the start of your staffs ...



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