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Re: NoteNames and alternative note names

From: tomas
Subject: Re: NoteNames and alternative note names
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 22:06:09 +0200
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On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 12:45:48AM +0200, Valentin Villenave wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:13 AM, Nick Payne
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > But not Lilyputians?
> Nice. (attached)


> That's up to you. All I hope is that we'll manage to implement it eventually!

I'll be glad to help (sometimes day job interferes, though).

> We can regroup the different definitions in a common file; maybe we
> could first define a base "language", and then add several definitions
> for optional supersets (five-steps or seven-steps scales, etc.) over
> this base. LilyPond easily supports note names, special modes, and
> even non-standard intervals!

I havn't much clue about Javanese Gamelan (there are several quite
different kinds of traditional music in Java, actually). But I can try
to gather some information.

> > May be a change in name is in order: Javanese orchestra calls itself
> > gaamelan as well (and has seven tones to the octave instead of the
> > Balinese five).
> OK; looking forward to hearing from you guys! If you're serious about
> that, I'll open a tracker page for Balinese support, in order to keep
> track of this feature implementation.

I'm definitely serious. Still learning as I go.

As a next step, I'll try to put together a small snippet with the whole
instrument set (about ten instrument groups) to give an impression of
what goes into the type of Gamelan I'm involved wit (there are actually
several quite different orchestra types in Bali, but for many the
structures are similar. Especially, this tight interlocking is a
recurring pattern.

- -- tomás

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