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Re: Following voices in chords?

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: Following voices in chords?
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 08:57:11 -0600

On 5/7/10 8:55 AM, "Graham Percival" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 04:29:42PM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
>> Well, looks like a fair piece of work.  And if one invests all this
>> work... I guess it would be nicer if one could write <c\glissando
>> e\glissando g\glissando> <d e f> and notes got matched one by one.  And
>> possibly let <c e g>\glissando be the same as that spelled-out first
>> chord.
>> anybody with a hunch why this would be a bad idea
>> and/or terribly complicated to implement and/or leading to a lot of
>> unpredictable behavior?
> How would this work for chords with a different number of notes?
> Like:
>   <c\glissando g\glissando> <d e f>
> wanting to match up c-d and g-f ?  I admit that I don't know
> off-hand if anybody would ever want to do this, nor what the
> musical interpretation would be... I could imagine it possibly
> happening with divisi string music, but that would be better
> written as separate voices anyway.
> Then again, contemporary music tends to do lots of weird stuff, so
> I wouldn't want to bet that nobody would ever want to indicate
> such a connection between two chords.  Or, at the very least,
> something like:
>   <c\glissando g\glissando> <d e f>
> but wanting to match up c-e and g-f  (i.e. the "d" is the
> non-gliss note, instead of the "e")

One is always free to reorder the notes in the chord.  Nothing says that the
notes have to be written in ascending order.



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