[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Slurs do not work with Larsen articulations

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Slurs do not work with Larsen articulations
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:34:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Thomas Morley <address@hidden> writes:

> Sometimes I think using "(" and ")" to indicate slurs leads to
> misunderstandings, they are read as a sort of brackets (they are not)
> Ofcourse it's conveniant, but I wonder, if doing like below would lead
> to the same misinterpretation:
> startSlur =  #(make-span-event 'SlurEvent START)
> stopSlur = #(make-span-event 'SlurEvent STOP)
> {
>   a'-\startSlur b' c''-\stopSlur
> }

Sure, it would lead to fewer initial misunderstandings but make entry
less convenient.  MusicXML is easy to understand "in principle" but
awfully inconvenient and illegible.

LilyPond syntax is foremost serving the humans entering and reading
music routinely.  I don't think that in this case the advantage for
initial learning would offset the inconvenience for sustained use.

So I see it more as a documentation challenge than a design failure.

David Kastrup

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]