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Re: Snare drum/perc. notation in Lilypond

 From: Graham Percival Subject: Re: Snare drum/perc. notation in Lilypond Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 17:58:57 -0800

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I have no experience with drum notation, but this may be of interest to somebody else
```on lilypond-devel, so I'll send it there.
- Graham

On 2-Feb-05, at 8:09 AM, Peter Mogensen wrote:

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```Hi,

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I write to you because I do not subscribe to lilypond-devel and I see that you replied on one of the posts.
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http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-devel/2004-09/msg00180.html
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-devel/2004-12/msg00143.html

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I agree with the posters that Lilypond needs just a little extra features to be fully usable for percussion notation.
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My personal problem is flams, drags, ruffs and rolls. However, the notation used in most Danish marching bands is a bit different from the one referenced in the above posts.
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To describe it shortly we use:

Flams: single 8th gracenote with a stroke. With or without a tie. Like:

flam = \drums {
\override Stem #'stroke-style = #"grace" \grace sn8
}

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Rolls: Three strokes across the stem, like a tremolo. Preferable thinner strokes and _not_ alligned with any beams.
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Ruffs: Ditto... but only two strokes.

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The biggest problem with the current implementation is that tremolo strokes are alligned to the beam of an 8th note, which makes a ruff look very wrong when applied to a beamed note.
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I hope this can be of use for the developers.

regards,
Peter Mogensen

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