Abjad 2.19 released

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Schneider
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Abjad 2.19 released

Post by Schneider » 23 Oct 2016, 07:41

Abjad is dedicated to publish contemporary music sheets.

The announcement:
http://lilypond.1069038.n5.nabble.com/A ... 95640.html

The web site:
http://abjad.mbrsi.org/

Output example (taken form the web site):
abjad.png
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The according pdf (extract):
https://github.com/josiah-wolf-oberholt ... ration.pdf

Cheers,
Pierre
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Re: Abjad 2.19 released

Post by odod » 13 Nov 2016, 13:24

this is cool ..
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Re: Abjad 2.19 released

Post by MJCube » 13 Nov 2016, 22:22

When I first saw this last month I soon dismissed it as not very interesting to me because of the linear rhythmic spacing in the first examples of the documentation. But now that odod leaves a comment and I look at it again, I notice a copying technique I have not seen before: empty bars shown as bar-rests on a 1-line staff. Much clearer and easier to follow than the usual cutout score where empty bars are simply white space.

This is interesting to me, not so much as notation, but for the vague analogy it seems to make to the meaning of ‘abjad’ which is a script that normally writes only consonants and may optionally indicate vowels with diacritical marks (such as Hebrew and Arabic).

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Re: Abjad 2.19 released

Post by OCTO » 16 Nov 2016, 03:28

Yes, indeed MJCube.
I did the same. Interesting observation about the empty bars! I might try use this in my scores to see how it works.
BTW; have you noticed the stem lengths, seem to be longer than octave.

Whoever made this score must be proud of - please send this to Boosey, Peters (etc) for inspection.
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