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Re: octavating slurs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: octavating slurs
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:57:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Simon Albrecht <address@hidden> writes:

> On 01.11.19 00:10, David Olson wrote:
>> This is for sight-singing fun; I'll hand out a song sheet, we'll
>> spend 2 or 3 minutes on this, once through, then sing something
>> else.
>> So, for the basses who take the profound option, it would be nice if
>> there was a slur symbol right where their eyes are focused
>> If it can't be done, we'll live with it...
> It can be done, as David K. wrote. However, I want to say that there
> are good reasons why this isn’t normally done and this is a case where
> LilyPond’s default behaviour shouldn’t be overridden unless one has
> good reasons to break the rule in a special instance. “I like it
> better that way” and “That’s what I’m used to” are (almost) never good
> reasons.

Usually there are either separate voices (in which case you want
separate stems) or not (like in a piano extract done with the voice
combiner).  This kind of an optional bass octave at deliberation of the
singer is sort of a weird middle case.

David Kastrup

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