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Re: Beam-patch - first try

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Beam-patch - first try
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 16:20:42 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> HN>> Now I have the first version of the beaming patch.
> HN>> My idea is to split the beamed section at the middle of duration if this
> HN>> was possible.
> HN> 
> HN> I disagree with this. The split points are determined by the
> HN> meter. What if you have 9 16ths (triplet) in  3/8?
> Then it will not be possible to split at the middle - and the old routine
> takes over. But ofcourse, if one has 8 16ths (triplet) in 3/8 then the
> routine would behave strangely. And perhaps also with 6 16ths (non-triplet)
> in 3/8.

I originally chose the minimum-denominator criterium, because it
matches nicely with the way binary meters are built up. I have my
reservations about "split in the middle", since this criterium does
not change when the beam is moved around in the measure. For any
non-trivial beaming that is correct, you can construct an incorrect
one by moving the beam right by an 8th or 16th. Could I ask you to
reconsider your algorithm?


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