[CM] first steps --- just testing

Bill Schottstaedt bil@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Fri, 15 Nov 2002 03:43:00 -0800

> 1. How to make cross-staff groups?

groups of what?  There's an example of beaming across staves in
cmn-ex.lisp under "beaming across multiple percussion clefs".
Other things (such as slurs across staves) are handled similarly.

> 2. How to handle vertical position of lyrics?

The dy message is probably the simplest.  There's an example in cmn-ex.lisp under
"brace connecting two lines of lyrics".

> 3. What is the best method to put lyrics into score (for now I use text-
> -text- -text   --- is it right)?

Yes, or use lyrics.lisp; see also jimmy.cmn.

> 4. If sometimes I have additional "voice" for two eighths notes --- should I
> use (onset) to put it? If in 1st measure (e.g. meter is 4/4) 3rd beat is
> (onset 2), in second measure 4th beat is (onset 7), etc. - it's a bit
> difficult to calculate onsets - is there some trick to calculate onsets
> automatically?

See "lining up notes" in cmn-ex.lisp.  This part of cmn is unnecessarily difficult.