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RE: half-dot

From: libero . mureddu3
Subject: RE: half-dot
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 21:40:40 +0300

>-- Original Message --
>Subject: half-dot
>From: David Bobroff <address@hidden>
>To: address@hidden
>Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 15:09:12 +0000
>Reply-To: address@hidden
>Just posting this as general interest.
>Next week we (Iceland Symphony) will be playing Kalevi Aho's flute
>concerto.  I noticed an odd notation.  In a 5/4 measure there was a
>whole note immediately followed by a small x (looks more like a
>multiplication symbol) and no other notes in the measure.  I wondered
>what it was.  I thought perhaps it was a 'half-dot'.  Then I saw a 5/8
>measure with a half-note immediately followed by the same little x.
>Obviously it's a 'half-dot.'  I've never seen nor heard of such a thing.
just few weeks ago, I saw this notation in the music of Veli-Matti Puumala,
another finnish composer (like Aho).
I don't think it's so popular to become a standard, and also the piece in
which I saw the symbol is handwritten.. Personally I never used this notation
and I've asked to some composers and nobody use it.

>I think this music was prepared with either Sibelius or Finale but I'm
>not sure which (one clue; when slurs/ties pass through time signatures
>they 'white out' as they cross them).

So, in my experience, is not Sibelius for sure. I don't remember Finale so
well but I don't think it has this feature.

> I used to use Finale but I never
>encountered this sign before.
>Just thought I'd toss this out there.  If it is, or is becoming, a
>standard notation perhaps LilyPond ought to be able to do it, too.
>lilypond-user mailing list

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