John Ruggero wrote:I think that OCTO's edited Finale version is actually better, because the notes in each hand should be equally spaced on each staff through the measure, even if they are not equally spaced in relationship to the note heads in the other hand.
FWIW, I completely agree as well. To be completely honest, when I first saw the way that Knut spaced his sample (no offense), I immediately thought that the spacing should be more even in each staff. I was even more surprised when I saw LilyPond do the exact same thing, but thought I should share it (yes, I know, it's hard to believe that it messed up on this one...). It does a great job at spacing the stems, but for some reason the note column spacing get messed up. I think I'll file a bug report for this one. I apologize if I made it seem like it had the right output.
I will say that making one tiny adjustment fixes it (albeit it must be done manually at the beginning of each beamed group):
Nicely done, John and OCTO.John Ruggero wrote:As I mentioned previously, since there is no net movement, the beam should be horizontal. This is mentioned in E. Gould. And it is best if the staves not be too far apart.
Here is an example to give the idea. It is not perfect.