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Re: PATCH: Improved tablature support

From: Jonathan Kulp
Subject: Re: PATCH: Improved tablature support
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 10:14:55 -0500

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 9:37 AM, <address@hidden> wrote:
> If this were strictly a tablature issue, I'd say keep it at "dead notes",
> since that is the guitar term.

but what of citterns, ukes, banjoes and other modern plucked instruments
who would (do) use tablature notation?

BTW, its been several decades since I was actively consulting tutors on
classical guitar (my first serious instrument), but I do not recall any
mention of 'dead' notes, tho from my singing experience I am reminded of
In classical guitar parlance, notes that are damped by the right palm as they're being played are usually designated "pizzicato," since the resulting sound is similar to that of pizz on bowed string instruments. In the scores I have where this is desired, the composer writes "pizz." followed by a spanner like this ----------------------------------| to indicate how long to keep doing it.  Maybe in more modern scores it's done by different noteheads, I don't know.  If I saw "dead notes" written, I think I'd know what to do, but I'm leaning toward "muted" instead.

Jonathan Kulp

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