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Re: Docs - unfretted strings

From: Andrew Hawryluk
Subject: Re: Docs - unfretted strings
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:43:40 -0600

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 1:28 AM, Trevor Daniels <address@hidden> wrote:
> Andrew Hawryluk wrote Monday, September 29, 2008 1:44 AM
>> I thought of this while writing the keyboards part but didn't say
>> anything because I didn't want to upset the established dichotomy of
>> fretted vs. unfretted strings. Since it is now upset, we should
>> consider simply moving all the harp material to keyboards. As far as
>> the typesetting is concerned, harp music is piano music with unique
>> tuning issues and a higher number of glissandi. Conversely, Hindemith
>> called the piano "a harp with hammers".
>> This would leave us with the guitar/banjo/frets section and the
>> orchestral strings section.
> I came to the same conclusion.  It is also far easier
> to do this - no new files are needed, as the common
> notation for keyboards is pretty well right for the
> harp, and Harp slots in after Piano and Accordion.
> Perhaps we should change the heading slightly from
> "Keyboard instruments" to "Keyboards and other many-stringed instruments".
>  It's a bit long, but
> I'll go with this unless there are better suggestions.
> Andrew - I'll make the heading changes right away.
> Do you want to flesh out the Harp section?  Valentin
> has done most of the pedal bits towards the bottom of App B.8.5, so not a
> lot is required.
>> Andrew
> Trevor

I can do that as soon as I am done my review of NR 1.5 and 1.6 (80%
finished). How about "Keyboards and other multi-staff instruments" or
"Keyboards and related instruments"? The existing keyboard material
also applies directly to celestas and vibraphones, to name a few.


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