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Re: "abbreviations" as found in a Rubanks Intermediate Method book

From: Kenneth Wolcott
Subject: Re: "abbreviations" as found in a Rubanks Intermediate Method book
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 09:04:08 -0800

Thank you all for additional information.  I thought I was missing
something very simple.

On Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 2:17 AM David Kastrup <> wrote:
> Kenneth Wolcott <> writes:
> > Hi Carl;
> >
> >   When I try this tremolo with the colons, it displays fine, but midi
> > sounds as if there is no abbreviation. Of course, I see that the colon
> > syntax is not supported for midi with Lilypond.
> >
> >   So I try the same with the \repeat tremolo syntax, it displays fine,
> > but the midi sounds as if there is no abbreviation.  It does say that
> > midi should be supported by the \repeat tremolo syntax, but I'm not
> > experiencing that.
> >
> >   So, what am I doing wrong? (Mac, Apple Silicon, homebrew Lilypond).
> The default MIDI does not implement tremolo.  \repeat tremolo can be
> expanded using \unfoldRepeats and colon notation can be expanded using
> the \articulate music function from .
> Long tremolo passages like drum rolls can gain structure from employing
> the very recent Beat_performer , changing a homogenuous machine gun
> pattern into a structured machine gun pattern.  Which considerably
> improves the value as practice material though it does not really make
> it performance quality.
> In short: you are doing nothing wrong, LilyPond's default behavior is
> insufficient but there are a few aids available for getting something
> better out.
> --
> David Kastrup

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