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Re: How to unfold percent but not volta repeats?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: How to unfold percent but not volta repeats?
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 23:34:24 +0100
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address@hidden writes:

> Hello, I'm having an issue with repeats in MIDI output. This is for a
> score of multiple voices, where musicians who will be playing the
> piece will use the MIDI as a learning aid.
> I don't want volta repeats included in the MIDI. Hearing the same
> passage played twice serves no purpose to musicians learning the
> piece.
> However, I *do* want percent repeats included. These are just a
> notational shorthand in certain voices; the measures they represent
> are still part of the harmonic structure of the piece. For MIDI
> learning purposes, passages with these measures omitted will sound
> wrong.
> As far as I can tell, \unfoldRepeats is all-or-nothing. Am I
> overlooking a simple solution? (I sure don't want to have to wrap
> chunks of my source code in tags to be selected based on whether
> output is PDF or MIDI. This creates a maintenance burden, as then
> simple changes need to be made in multiple places--usually a sign of
> badly written code.) Any ideas appreciated.

\unfoldRepeats tremolo,percent { ... }

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David Kastrup

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