[MEI-L] Place text on staves

Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h) pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu
Thu Mar 9 16:23:05 CET 2017

Since this is mensural notation, @tstamp won't work.  Instead, use <space> as a placeholder in the 2nd staff and associate the text with the space via @startid --

<staff n="1">
    <!-- notes -->
<staff n="2">
    <space xml:id="space01"/>
  <dir startid="#space01">... Tacet</dir>


From: mei-l [mailto:mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On Behalf Of Raffaele Viglianti
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:25 AM
To: Music Encoding Initiative
Subject: Re: [MEI-L] Place text on staves


I think <dir place="within"> is the most appropriate element given that the text gives an instruction. You can use @tstamp to position it based on time.


On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:08 AM, Daniel Alles <DanielAlles at stud.uni-frankfurt.de<mailto:DanielAlles at stud.uni-frankfurt.de>> wrote:
Dear all,

in my source, there often appears the playing instruction "Tacet" written directly on a staff (see attachment). How can I reproduce that in MEI? I always try to reproduce the source as accurately as possible, but couldn't find a possibility to put this text on the staff. Is that possible at all? <dir> seems not to work, as there are no notes in that staff.

Best, Daniel

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