[MEI-L] Closed/Plus encoding symbol: other meanings
Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h)
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Fri Feb 27 22:52:30 CET 2015
And MEI encodes the meaning, not the look of the symbol. Both "stop" and "lhpizz" are available in the list of articulations even though they both use the same "+" symbol.
The list provided by data.ARTICULATION can be expanded to include the flute key slap and other meanings if anyone is interested in compiling a list of possible additions.
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From: mei-l [mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] on behalf of Byrd, Donald A. [donbyrd at indiana.edu]
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 4:13 PM
To: Music Encoding Initiative
Subject: Re: [MEI-L] Closed/Plus encoding symbol: other meanings
And it's often used for left-hand pizzicato in music for bowed strings, hard key slaps for flute, and probably five another things in music for five other instruments.
On Feb 26, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Eleanor Selfridge-Field <esfield at stanford.edu> wrote:
> It's also an ornament in SOME English harpsichord/clavichord music.
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> From: mei-l [mailto:mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On Behalf Of
> Craig Sapp
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:34 PM
> To: Music Encoding Initiative
> Subject: Re: [MEI-L] Closed/Plus encoding symbol
> Hi Andrew,
> Technically it will depend on the semantics of the symbol, as a '+'
> sign will most likely have different meanings for different
> For French Horns, the "+" sign is used to indicate a stopped note (or the
> start of a sequence of stopped notes that would be cancelled by an "o"
> above a note, meaning "open".).
> In the MEI articulation list:
> I see an entry called "stop", so that is the most likely thing to start
> On 26 February 2015 at 12:13, Andrew Hankinson
> <andrew.hankinson at mail.mcgill.ca> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to encode a "+" articulation mark on a note, and don't seem
> to be able to find anything in @artic that matches up with it. I could be
> looking in the wrong place, though.
>> You can see an example of this symbol in action in Gould's "Behind Bars"
> on pp. 281, 297-8 (closed hi-hat) and 263 (Horn hand-stopping). I've
> consulted the Unicode Western notation guide (from which @artic seems to
> take its inspiration) and it also seems to be lacking there.
>> Any clues?
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