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Re: Persian music package

From: Hans Åberg
Subject: Re: Persian music package
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 20:49:27 +0200

> On 31 Jul 2021, at 19:41, Kees van den Doel <> wrote:
> A decade ago I wrote the attached header which supports Persian 
> music notation + microtuning.
> A hack with a downloaded font is necessary as the Persian microtonal symbols, 
> the koron and sori are not available in Lilypond,
> Strange, as these have been standard for over a century and there is a 
> substantial body of music written requiring it.
> I'm still getting occasional requests for the package and I've used it to 
> transcribe and compose many hours of Persian traditional music.
> Anyone have an idea on how I can get it to work with current version?

You might switch to using SmuFl and E53/E72; the accidentals are available in 
the Bravura font. E53 can now be used with Graham Breed's file For 
ETs multiples of 12, it is not needed.

I send you files for E53 and E72 with Helmholtz-Ellis notation. For Persian 
music, the double comma accidental would be suitable.

I recommend using E72 because relative E53/Pythagorean tuning, E72 adjusts the 
diatonic scale to E12, but the neutral seconds change only a few cents.

Adam Good reworked the Turkish makam file, and expressed interest in Arabic and 
Persian music, too. He also felt the the E53/E72 combination was good.

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