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Re: spacer rest *

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: spacer rest *
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:37:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Gianmaria Lari <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't understand the difference between s8 8 8 and s8*3.

s8 8 8 are three events with a duration of 8, s8*3 is a single event
with a duration of 8*3 .  The duration 8*3 _looks_ like a duration of 8
(not relevant for s but for example if you write c8*3) but takes up 3
times the actual space or "musical time" in the score.  You can write
stuff like c8*2/3 for triplets without actual triplet markings.

So if we parenthesize (this is not LilyPond syntax), s8*3 means s(8*3)
rather than (s8)*3 where 8*3 means "8 but taking up 3 times the amount
of musical time".

David Kastrup

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