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Re: 5027: NR example with bad engraving practice

From: Hans Åberg
Subject: Re: 5027: NR example with bad engraving practice
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:01:45 +0100

> On 3 Jan 2017, at 23:57, Simon Albrecht <address@hidden> wrote:

> I know this is a bit on the edge of being too keen on my part, but I don’t 
> consider this controversial at all from my engraving experience and knowledge 
> of current best practice.
> NR 1.2.1.d 
> <> 
> correctly says that ‘Ties should also be used when note values cross larger 
> subdivisions of the measure’. However the example highlights (in 4/4 time)
> 8 8~ 2 r4
> as good example, where the half note still crosses the largest subdivision in 
> the measure.

This is just a quirk of the 4/4 measure, also mentioned in Hindemith, 
"Elementary Training", p. 30. In other words, the note should not cross the 2nd 
and 4th metric accents, but it can cross the 2nd.

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