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Re: truly elegant compound time signatures

From: Joseph Wakeling
Subject: Re: truly elegant compound time signatures
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:04:50 +0200
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Graham Percival wrote:
> Mao, I added the comments just before sending the file, and forgot
> that scheme used a different symbol for comments.
> The attached file fixes this.

Very nice!  A couple of comments: first (I guess you know this) the
bracketed (3+3+2) etc. markup should surely not affect the horizontal
music spacing as it does.  Is there anything that can be done?

Second, from the point of view of documentation/snippets, it would be
good to have one snippet displaying multiple different ways of viewing
compound time signatures or beat divisions, everything from the form in
this example,


... which is more of an indicator of beat divisions than a compound time
signature per se, to

3 + 2

... which I would view as a stronger version of the above, to

3 + 2
8   8

... and possibly some of the more smartarse time signatures which mix
compoundness with odd rhythmic values (as in Boulez; I'll try to dig up
the exact example).

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