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Re: Changing autobeaming for 4/4 time

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: Changing autobeaming for 4/4 time
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 17:34:26 -0600

On 8/10/09 4:23 PM, "Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Carl, you wrote Monday, August 10, 2009 10:58 PM
>> Can you express in words a rule that describes why
>> a8 a a16[ a a8] a a a[ a16 a16]
>> is better than
>> a8[ a a16 a a8] a8[ a a a16 a]
> I can do no better than quote Ross:
> 1. [in 4/4 time] "A beam can never be used
>    to combine notes of the second and third
>    beats into a unit."
> 2. "In simple time any beat divided into
>    more than two parts cannot be connected
>    to another beat to form a unit."
> Apart from these there are no firm rules,
> but these explain my beaming.  Rule 1 permits
> beaming 4 quavers (sorry, 8th notes) together
> (and this seems the common practice), as
> quavers have only two parts to a beat, but as
> soon as two 16th notes are introduced we have
> (at least) three parts to a beat, and rule 2
> kicks in, forcing beams to be limited to
> single beats.

Thanks, Trevor.  Now I just need to figure out how to get autobeaming to
work properly.


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