Discuss the rules of notation, standard notation practices, efficient notation practices and graphic design.
I am sorry, Schonbergian, but I'd have to see examples to comment further. As far as I know, Bach adhered to the standard beaming rules used for instrumental and vocal music used up until the relatively recent time when some composes started to beam vocal music like instrumental music.
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