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Re: Spacer Rests Global Confusion

From: Simon Albrecht
Subject: Re: Spacer Rests Global Confusion
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:53:49 +0200

On 26.04.2018 17:21, R wrote:
Thank you but I have difficult understanding why Frescobaldi configured the score like that if it's not prone to using the global block easily.

There are different ways of using a \global variable. One is to use it just for something like:
global = {
  \key as \minor
  \tempo "Prestissimo con fuoco"
  \time 13/16
This is the kind of usage for which the Frescobaldi templates are designed. They assume that the whole global variable contains only items with zero duration, so it can be inserted into the music expression /sequentially/ (the {} braces create a sequential music expression).
If you want to use your global variable as in:
global = {
  \time 3/4
  \tempo "Largo"
  \time 4/1
  \tempo "Presto
  \bar "|."

– which is a kind of use that’s also common now and makes a lot of sense –
then you need to place it simultaneous to the music using <<>>.

The Frescobaldi templates should not be confused with a tutorial. They are helpful for saving time and for remembering stuff as a beginner, but they never replace carefully working through the Learning Manual, which really is a must read and will save you a lot of trouble getting started.

Best, Simon

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