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Re: PATCH: Improved tablature support

From: demery
Subject: Re: PATCH: Improved tablature support
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 16:02:41 -0000

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009, Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> said:

> On 8/5/09 7:22 AM, "Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> In the meantime, we can move forward on tablature.
>>> As I see it, the current decision causes problems only if we were
>>> to change
>>> to xHead in the future and eliminate deadNote.  And I see no plans
>>> in the
>>> future to eliminate deadNote.
>>> Does this make sense to you?

yes, it makes sense, but I perceive it as the wrong decision

> I think it was a pity that the groundwork
> for a more generic approach was not laid
> down right away

I concur with that.  And I appologize for coming late to this discussion,
jobhunting and speculative programming work has distracted me from
following threads I should have taken more interest in.

If dead-note marking was the only use for a cross-head symbol that would
make this academic, but it isnt the only use.  Percusion instruments are
differentiated in condensed orchestral scores by a variety of note heads
for each instrument shown on the common stave, and the cross head is used
for that purpose (cymbals in the one illustration I saw online).

Please dont rename the cross head, it has a name, predating any usage
stemming from rock musicians jargon.  That name is further 'blessed' by
the unicode standard, "Musical Symbol X Notehead", 1D143.

Dana Emery

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