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Re: Doc: Added \compoundMeter function to NR (issue4837050)

From: pkx166h
Subject: Re: Doc: Added \compoundMeter function to NR (issue4837050)
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2011 20:33:38 +0000

New Draft.

Before I push this (and as Neil has just done an LSR update) do I still
need to run before applying this patch once it has been

I have removed one snippet from both dirs (snippets/new and snippets).

I'll get someone to remove the snippet from the LSR too.
File Documentation/music-glossary.tely (right):
Documentation/music-glossary.tely:2114: \compoundMeter #'((3 8) (2 8) (4
On 2011/08/07 15:24:44, Trevor Daniels wrote:
\compoundMeter #'((3 8) (2 8) (3 8))

File Documentation/notation/rhythms.itely (right):
Documentation/notation/rhythms.itely:1546: @code{\scaleDurations}
function in each staff to the common time
On 2011/08/07 15:24:44, Trevor Daniels wrote:
... function to scale the durations of the notes in each staff ...

Documentation/notation/rhythms.itely:1555: shown durations are
multiplied by 3/5 -- as 3/5 * 10/8 = 3/4.  It may be
On 2011/08/07 15:24:44, Trevor Daniels wrote:
I prefer brackets to show these parenthetical comments:
(because 2/3 * 9/8 = 3/4)

I have no strong feelings either way. So Done.
Documentation/notation/rhythms.itely:1643: come before it indicate the
beat value.
On 2011/08/07 15:24:44, Trevor Daniels wrote:
I think it's clearer to say top and bottom of the time signature:
... last number in the list is placed at the bottom of the time
signature and
the numbers that come before it are placed as a summation at the top.
All but
the last number indicate the stress groupings and sum to the duration
of the

hmmm..I still think that is a bit awkward - I'm not sure 'summation'
comes over well for non-native English speakers looking at the NR. I
also don't feel the last sentence is necessary if the @lilyponds are
good enough (that and we talk about beaming anyway later). See what you
think of my very simple change.

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