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Re: [Gnu-music-discuss] Re: Tie issues...

From: Christian Mondrup
Subject: Re: [Gnu-music-discuss] Re: Tie issues...
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 13:54:36 +0200

Werner Icking wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 09:39:29 +0200
> > From: Christian Mondrup <address@hidden>
> > Peter Chubb wrote:
> > > Werner> The greatest mistake in this context is IMHO that some readers
> > > Werner> seem to believe that accidentals within a bar do not belong
> > > Werner> only to the note they preceed but to all octaves. So editors
> > > Werner> revoke accidentals never written. Again Bach's handwriting
> > > Werner> shows that this problem is solved by Bach depending on the
> > > Werner> context.
> > >
> > > In music written since the early 19th century this is in fact the case ---
> > > an accidental applies to all subsequent notes of the same name on the
> > > same stave whatever the octave until the next bar line.
> >
> > the rule applies to notes within the same measure rather than the same
> > staff. This is an important difference.

Werner has drawn my attention to an inaccuracy in my above quoted reply.

I didn't consider that Peter Chubb was talking about relative pitches,
i.e. pitches with no respect to their octaves. Hence I want to clarify
my statement:

In current standard music notation an accidental applies to all
subsequent notes of a measure with equal pitch. The first occurrance of
a note within the same measure having an equal relative pitch but a
different octave must be prefixed with its own accidental.

Christian Mondrup, Computer Programmer
Scandiatransplant, Skejby Hospital, University Hospital of Aarhus
Brendstrupgaardsvej, DK 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Phone: +45 89 49 53 01

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