Confusion in syntax for pitches compared to cents

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sydy
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Confusion in syntax for pitches compared to cents

Post by sydy » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:40 pm

Dear Daniele,

Just for curiosity (but also because I couldn't understand it and it made me looking down a rabbit hole of other problems that weren't there...

Why do we need two levels of parentheses when introducing cents as separate syntax into a Bach.score but only one level when using pitches?

thanks a best,
Micha

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Re: Confusion in syntax for pitches compared to cents

Post by danieleghisi » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:03 am

Uhm,this sounds like a quirk to me, but I am currently away from the computer.
Can you post a simple patch reproducing the behavior?
Thanks for notifying.
The chord level is the correct syntax, but omitting it is an accepted notational abuse.

sydy
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Re: Confusion in syntax for pitches compared to cents

Post by sydy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:37 pm

Thanks for your reply Daniele. So it must concern the notational abuse. It actually also works with cents – I mean the notational abuse of omitting the chord level.
No need to investigate further.
Best,
Micha

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