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Re: MusicXML

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: MusicXML
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 13:48:09 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> 1. [obvliously] the changes in both mudela and MusicXML (which I'll 
> intercept!)
> 2. some differences in the "semantic" capabilities of the two languages.
> I'll explain better my mind about the last point (it would be more on topic on
> the devel-list, but I'm seizing such opportunity :-)
> There are expecially two things I'm thinking about:
> 1. in MusicXML slurs can span from one voice to another. I don't know whether
> this can match any actual musical situation (but I doubt), it's probably a 
> music
> representation trick (although used in Finale, too): anyway there is no - 
> a way to represent this with Lilypond.

No,  nor do I think there should be.

> 2. some "spanning" music expressions (e.g.: wedges) are tied to the
> general music score (intended as time stream), rather than to single
> notes/parts.  This cause a problem similar to the first one: I can
> get the start of the indication, but not the end.
> Is there a way to go around these problems and/or extend Lilypond to
> support them?

You could attach all of them to a bunch of skip notes. I'm not sure
how you get them to print then, though.

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