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Re: sharping naturals

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: sharping naturals
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:09:48 +0100

On Thu, 2015-07-23 at 19:40 +0200, Urs Liska wrote:
> >Am 23.07.2015 um 19:15 schrieb Christopher R. Maden:
> >> They will look different, but will be the same notes.  The music
> >> describes itself; the key signature affects presentation.[*]
> >>
> >That’s true and I think that this is one of LilyPonds strengths as
> it 
> >allows to be very flexible with transposing, quoting, changing key 
> >signatures etc.
> I think so too.
> However, there *are* programs/formats that "think" differently. I know
> of Amadeus an midt notably MEI where you basically write diwn what you
> *see*. If not explicitly altered the actual pitch is determined by the
> key signature. 

presumably not just the key signature but also any preceding altered
pitches in the same bar. Denemo allows this method of entry by default,
for a series of f-sharps in a bar only the first needs a keypress to say
it is a sharp, subsequent presses of the key "f" enter f-sharps, until
the end of the bar. Of course, it emits the (more verbose) fis syntax
for each note, but it saves typing on entry.


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