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Re: New feature suggestion

From: Janek Warchoł
Subject: Re: New feature suggestion
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:03:55 +0200

2014-08-23 6:57 GMT+02:00 Keith OHara <address@hidden>:
> As I understand David, Lily need not show any difference.
> Accepting the explicit bn helps the user read his own input.
> If you learned the note-names as referring generically to scale steps,
> with B being the general term, B-natural and B-sharp the specific terms,
> and say things like "in F major the Bs are flattened", then LilyPonds
> names for natural notes seem frustratingly ambiguous.
> LilyPond uses the Dutch way of thinking, that B is the name of a pitch,
> Bes the name of another pitch, and you would say "B is not in the F major
> mode; Bes is."

This is IMO a helpful explanation of a problem that appears on the
list from time to time - i think it may be worth to add this to
Learning Manual.

Btw, "bn" would also help people who have to switch between german and
dutch/english naming often (e.g. me).


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