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Re: Dynamics context

From: Ben
Subject: Re: Dynamics context
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 14:50:07 -0400
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On 9/8/2020 2:05 PM, Martín Rincón Botero wrote:
Hi Wol,

yes, what you mention is indeed a good case for using dynamics in their own variable. The problem comes when using a Dynamics context from an independent dynamics variable for music that by its own nature is not really compatible with that approach, or for which the resulting code looks/feels clumsy. Btw. if you have your dynamics already in a different variable, maybe you could give the Dynamics context a shot! ;-).


Am Di., 8. Sept. 2020 um 18:06 Uhr schrieb antlists <>:
On 07/09/2020 17:01, Martín Rincón Botero wrote:
> I wanted to ask if using the Dynamics context is the simplest way
> available in Lilypond for achieving this kind of vertically aligned
> dynamics. The huge drawback of the Dynamics context is that it disrupts
> the syntax, since dynamics can’t be used next to the first note they’re
> attached to, but instead they need a separate variable, reducing
> readability of the actual “music”.

Just to throw my two-pennorth in, while I didn't know about the dynamics
context, I've started separating dynamics out ...

I do band parts, and if the dynamics are replicated across, say, all
trombones I find it easier to have the notes in one variable, the
dynamics in another, and to merge them for each part. Especially as,
although I haven't really been doing scores, I can then merge all the
trombone parts, and the dynamics, to put them on one line of the score.

It's not unusual for different instruments to have different dynamics,
as usually the cornets have the melody in the first section, then the
bass instruments in the trio, often with the middle instruments such as
trombones and euphs having a middle section. So whoever's got the melody
might be ff, with the others p underneath.

At the end of the day, horses for courses and if it doesn't work for you
then fine. But it does work for people like me :-)




I'm curious: what would you say the pros/cons are for using a dynamics context vs. a separate dynamics variable in your input files? (which scenario to use which, etc) -- is it alignment concerns?

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