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Re: Describing instruments

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: Describing instruments
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 21:03:36 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 09:06:32PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> If you transpose music, Lilypond could warn if notes become unplayable
> on a baroque soprano recorder.  Because the range is left, or because a
> particular semitone is not on the instrument.  Similar for other
> instruments.
> It would also be helpful for arrangers and composers to have a databank
> of instruments available, so that they don't go to the orchestra with
> their finished scores and get told "Dude, that's not playable on a
> standard bassoon."

I don't think that lilypond should serve as a crutch to composer
who know so little about their craft that they write unplayable
notes.  But if you want to persue this, feel free to write a music
function which checks the ranges (or anything else) and add it to

- Graham

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