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Re: Wrong abbreviation - decr.

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Wrong abbreviation - decr.
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 22:20:05 +0100
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I looked in the two notation handbooks I have in my
book shelf:

- Essential Dictionary if Music Notation (Alfred Publishing),
- "Noter" by B. Tyboni (in Swedish, but fairly authoritative
  as far as I can judge)
and both of them use "decresc." as the abbreviation for
decrescendo (even though both also mention "dim."
as the main alternative. I agree with Zoltán that "decresc."
looks better than "decr.", even though I'm sure you can find
both in printed music.


Deacon Geoffrey Horton wrote:

I would be surprised if there is an abbreviation standard enough to
state that others are wrong, or even substandard. I don't see any
solution except for picking one and making it as easy as possible to
change it if desired.

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