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Re: MIDI instrument for oboe d'amore

From: Jacques Menu
Subject: Re: MIDI instrument for oboe d'amore
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 18:27:34 +0200

The pitch to use for \transposition should correspond to the real
sound heard when a c' written on the staff is played by the
transposing instrument. This pitch is entered in absolute mode, so an
instrument that produces a real sound which is one tone higher than
the printed music should use \transposition d'.  \transposition should
only be used if the pitches are not being entered in concert pitch.

After using \transpose, they are not in concert pitch.

BTW, it could be better named as something like
\transposingInstrument, it seems.


Would be more explicit: transposition can be understood as the act of

"transposition" is not a verb.  And it describes the relation between
printed pitch and Midi pitch without necessarily referring to an

That wasn’t clear to me from the doc.

       \context Voice = "Part_POne_Staff_One_Voice_One" <<
  \transposition a
         \transpose a c' % <<<<<<========= HERE

Thanks David, that solves my problem!


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