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Re: half-dot

From: D Josiah Boothby
Subject: Re: half-dot
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 22:44:20 -0700

On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 00:42 +0200, Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:
> David Bobroff wrote:
> > 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).  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.
> I once saw something similar in a score of a Dutch composer. He used 
> dots in 5/8 to be + 1/4, in stead of + 1/2.  It confused the hell out of me.

Joseph Schwantner has a different approach. Writes two dots, one on
either side of the notehead. Takes a little while to get used to it, but
it seems to work. Maybe it goes without saying that the score and parts
are all done by hand.

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