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## Re: Beam-patch - first try

 From: Rune Zedeler Subject: Re: Beam-patch - first try Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 21:36:02 +0100

22-Sep-01 Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:

HN> I originally chose the minimum-denominator criterium, because it
HN> matches nicely with the way binary meters are built up. I have my

yes, as long as you use a binary meter with no tuplets then it works.
As soon as you insert triplets it goes wrong. like in

| c4 [\times 3/2 {c16 c c} c8] c2 |

where you get a split at 1/3 - between the 2nd and 3rd note in the tuplet.

HN> reservations about "split in the middle", since this criterium does
HN> not change when the beam is moved around in the measure. For any
HN> non-trivial beaming that is correct, you can construct an incorrect
HN> one by moving the beam right by an 8th or 16th. Could I ask you to

Yes, I will reconsider it and return.
I still think, however, that my algorithm produces better beams than the old
one.
(You practically never encounters beams that starts AND ends at odd positions
- and if it is only one of the ends that is at an odd position then the beam
"probably" cannot be broken at the middle)

-Rune