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## Re: \tuplet 2/3

 From: Timothy Lanfear Subject: Re: \tuplet 2/3 Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 22:44:33 +0000 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/68.10.0

On 15/12/2020 22:26, Aaron Hill wrote:

On 2020-12-15 2:09 pm, bobroff@centrum.is wrote:

I need to print half-note duplets in 3/4 time.  '\tuplet 2/3' does not
work.  The code below *does* work.  My question is; is this the
"right" way to do this?

Thanks,

David

\version "2.20.0"

\score {
\relative c' {
\time 3/4
\once\override TupletNumber.text = \markup{ "2" }
\tuplet 4/3 {c2 c}
}
}



\tuplet 2/3 would mean every two notes of a particular duration should last as long as three notes of that duration.  But three half notes would be two full measures in 3/4 time.  So, \tuplet 4/3 would be correct if you intend for two half notes to "fill" a 3/4 measure.  Consider:

%%%%
\version "2.20.0"

{ \time 3/4
| b'4. b'                 % two dotted quarters
| b'2*3/4 b'              % half notes scaled by 3/4
| \times 3/4 { b'2 b'  }  % same, but using \times
| \tuplet 4/3 { b'2 b' }  % same, but using \tuplet
}
%%%%

\tuplet and \times differ only on the order of numerator/denominator.

-- Aaron Hill


Another approach, that prints a "2" for the tuplet number is

\score {
\relative c' {
\time 3/4
\tuplet 2/3 {c2*1/2 c}
}
}


c2 provides the graphical representation of a minim; scaling by 1/2 gives them the duration of crotchet, and the 2/3 tuplet makes two of them fill a 3/4 bar.


--
Timothy Lanfear, Bristol, UK.