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RE: Two Hands "Snake"

From: Mark Stephen Mrotek
Subject: RE: Two Hands "Snake"
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:31:10 -0700


The hand indicator is discussed and coded here:


-----Original Message-----
From: lilypond-user [mailto:lilypond-user-bounces+carsonmark=address@hidden] On 
Behalf Of Simon Albrecht
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:12 PM
To: Marcos Press <address@hidden>; Lilypond List <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: Two Hands "Snake"

On 08.07.19 01:43, Marcos Press wrote:
> The "Snake" is used to tell the interpreter that the other staff 
> fragment should be played by the two hands, or more accurated, IN the 
> two hands.

Be aware that this is _very_ non-standard notation. It would entirely be clear 
enough to just leave the lower staff empty—that will make it obvious that the 
left hand is free to help out with the other staff, apart from the fact that 
it’s obvious at a glance that the left hand is actually needed to play it. If 
you feel the need, you could add a "m.s." 
(Italian) or "l.h." (English) or a small hook (I can’t find the snippet right 
now, sorry)—but there’s no need for the ‘snake’.

Keep in mind that you’re taking a manuscript and transforming it into a 
computer-engraved score—those two have very different rules and customs.

Best, Simon

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