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## Re: forcing hshift

 From: David Raleigh Arnold Subject: Re: forcing hshift Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 21:41:23 +0000

```On Sun, 23 Jun 2002 22:13:45 Rune Zedeler wrote:
> David Raleigh Arnold wrote:
>
> > With a 5/4 tuplet, center point of the 3rd and 4th notes should
> > be exactly the same as the center point of the 4th and 5th notes
> > in the 7/4 tuplet.
>
> What?!
> No, they don't occur at the same time, and hence they should not be
> aligned.

Their centers ought to be aligned, even though there is no note there,
because in such a case it is essential to be able to visually divide
the measure in half.  They have the same center, exactly midway
as I described.
A note dividing the 3rd note of a quintuplet is at exactly the
same time as a note dividing the 4th note of a septuplet.
>
>
> > but with < { a4 a2 } { a'2 a'4 } > the half notes in the measure
> > are not equal in following space.
>
> ?
> Yes, they are.
> Both in 1.4 and 1.5 you get this:
>
>        ~~~~~~
>
> |    |      |
> *    o      |
>              |
> o      *    |
> |      |    |
>
>   ~~~~~~
>
> The tildes illustrates the length of the two half notes - and you see
> that both notes get 6 tildes - and hence that they have same length.
>
>
> -Rune

You're right on that one, but it looks awful.  There has to
be a way of avoiding this, because others somehow do it, and
you never see published music that looks that way.

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