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Re: [feature request]: set grace note duration for MIDI playback

From: James Lowe
Subject: Re: [feature request]: set grace note duration for MIDI playback
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:17:41 +0100
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On 12/06/15 11:11, Gilberto wrote:
> Hi James,
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I believe you are talking about
> something different than I meant. This property in articulate.ly
> simply changes the proportion of which note should have its value
> stolen by the grace notes. In old music, for instance, you tend to
> play graces before the beat, while more contemporary scores
> normally ask them to be on the beat (this rule of thumb vary
> greatly for both cases and you will find counterexamples
> everywhere). That said, my request was to be able to control the
> total duration of a grace. So for instance, if I want to have in
> the score \grace{c'16}, its duration will always be that of a c'64
> regardless of which note it's stealing time from. My current 
> workaround is to use \grace \scaleDurations 2/1 {c'16}, which will
> sound as a c'32 (twice the expected value). It just would be nicer
> to be able to set this for the whole score and avoid the verbosity
> of using scaleDurations for every grace note.
> Thanks again and take care, Gilberto

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