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Re: LM 2.1.3 - bare durations

From: James Lowe
Subject: Re: LM 2.1.3 - bare durations
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:23:23 +0000
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On 25/12/14 10:10, Federico Bruni wrote:
> LM 2.1.3
> I don't understand well the second sentence in this paragraph (in master
> only at the moment):
> "This shorthand may be useful in other places where the rhythm changes
> with an unchanging pitch, but remember a bare duration will attach to
> the preceding pitch, making a single note, if only white space
> separates them."
> I can put more than white spaces between  the pitch and the bare duration:
> \version "2.19.15"
> \relative c' {
>  c8 4. 2 |
>  c8-3 \mark \default 4. 2
> }
> Sorry for nitpicking, but I can't translate it if I don't understand
> what it means.

A 'bare' duration (or 'naked' duration I guess) means that there is a
duration (i.e a number) without a pitch assigned to it.

So c8 4. 2 is like c8 c4. c2 but the point (I think) is that if you
*don't* put a pitch before the duration (i.e. the duration is 'bare')
then what you get - in the example - is a single note printed with the
combined duration of the pitch-assigned duration (i.e. the c8) plus the
two 'bare' durations that precede it.

Does that help?


PS I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong here.

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