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Re: Irregular "9-tuplet" tremolo notation

From: u_li
Subject: Re: Irregular "9-tuplet" tremolo notation
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 23:21:10 +0200
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Thanks Reinhold,
that is very much what there is to it

Am 09.05.2010 18:41, schrieb Reinhold Kainhofer:
Am Sonntag, 9. Mai 2010, um 17:04:12 schrieb Phil Holmes:
OK - so the original author was being lazy by writing it as a shorthand.
Actually, it's not so much about being lazy, but about telling the performer
that are really only two notes involved. If you have 9 consecutive 8th notes,
you'll need to check each one when the pitch changes. With tremolo notation
you know there are only two pitches involved.
Exactly. Especially if there are many of these groups with only small changes over some time.
Perhaps the simplest thing would be to repeat the first set of 3 triplets
to make the second half of the bar?
It might be easier to write, but harder to read. Tremolo notation is a very
common shorthand for string instruments. If you have several lines of
identical 16th notes is very hard to count measures (and keep track with your
eyes) and to see when things change. Using tremolo shorthand notation makes it
much easier and much shorter and much less cluttered....
Yes, that's very true, also for my problem at hand.

That said, the original problem is basically not solved yet:
Is it possible to have a tremolo that doesn't repeat a pair of notes for a regular number of times?


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