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Re: New feature suggestion

From: David Nalesnik
Subject: Re: New feature suggestion
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:43:03 -0500

On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:57 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

> David Winfrey <address@hidden> writes:
> > Keith OHara <k-ohara5a5a <at> oco.net> writes:
> >>
> >> Phil Holmes <mail <at> philholmes.net> writes:
> >> >
> >> > But if you enter b4 in F major, you'll get a natural typeset, so there
> >> can
> >> > be no confusion.  It seems like you're effectively proposing that b4
> is a
> >> b
> >> > natural I've entered accidentally, but bn4 is one I've entered
> >> deliberately.
> >> > How would Lily show the difference?
> >> >
> >>
> >> As I understand David, Lily need not show any difference.
> >> Accepting the explicit bn helps the user read his own input.
> >
> > This is what I meant; there would be no difference in the output.
> > The Lilypond parser would simply ignore 'n' if it finds 'n' when
> > it expects an accidental or note.
> As my musical education and practice is from a different note language,
> I cannot really say much about the motivation of that approach.  In my
> country one would never call a "cis" just "c" when talking about music,
> not even informally (but then nobody wants to get caught being informal
> anyway).  Is this really significantly different in English?
In the US, I hear people calling "c-sharp" "c" often enough.  This usage is
certainly not good practice in music theory classes (where I correct it
whenever I can).  I can't say anything about informal usage.


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