[MEI-L] sounding vs. written pitch, <octave>
Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h)
pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu
Wed Mar 15 15:49:55 CET 2017
Why not encode your example as
pname.ges="b" accid.ges="f" oct.ges="5"/>
In other words, where @oct.ges reflects the octave shift?
From: mei-l [mailto:mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de] On Behalf Of Thomas Weber
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:41 AM
To: Music Encoding Initiative
Subject: Re: [MEI-L] sounding vs. written pitch, <octave>
Am 15.03.2017 um 02:09 schrieb Byrd, Donald A.:
It seems clear that addressing scordatura at a higher level than the note requires grouping notes by the string they're to be played on, something like @string="G", as well as saying -- maybe in the staffDef -- how each string transposes.
How about timpani parts like the ones my "Written Vs. Sounding Pitch" article discusses, including Beethoven's Third and Fourth? [...] The best way to handle this might be to somehow say in the staffDef that all B's sound as B-flats.
I think that instead of trying to find special purpose solutions for all the different cases, it would be useful to have a general way of distinguishing
1. "naive" written pitch (as if one didn't know about scordatura, harmonics, ottava, horn/timpany conventions etc.)
2. logical pitch (ignoring instrument transposition)
3. sounding pitch
For 1., @pname/@oct/@occid/<accid> could be used just the way the are apprently used right now. For 3., according to Perry, @email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org are the go to attributes:
Am 13.03.2017 um 21:36 schrieb Roland, Perry D. (pdr4h):
The actual sounding pitch of a <note> may be determined [...] at "encoding time" by storing the results of this calculation in the note's @pname.ges, @oct.ges, and @accid.ges attributes.
But there's nothing for 2. This means, for a Bb instrument in a passage with <octave dis="8" dis.place="above"/>, a note could be encoded like:
pname.ges="b" accid.ges="f" oct.ges="4"/>
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