[CM] rhythmic symbols for rests

taube@uiuc.edu taube@uiuc.edu
Thu, 1 Jun 2006 11:28:37 -0500

you can use a minus sign to mark a rhythm as a rest. an initial - will cause the
rhythm function to return a negative time value. your code will then look for
negative values and act accordingly.

CM> (rhythm '-q.)

note that the minus sign operates on the whole symbol even if + and - appear
inside it:

CM> CM> (rhythm '-w+s)

you can pass a negative time values to WAIT and it will use the absolute value
but otherwise CM doesnt treat negative value differnetly than positive ones.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 16:33:24 +0100
>From: Fergal Dowling <fdowling@utvinternet.com>  
>Subject: [CM] rhythmic symbols for rests  
>To: cmdist@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
>In "Notes from the Metalevel", (Chapter 10 p93) table 8 gives examples 
>of rhythmic symbols:
>quarter				q
>triplet quarter 		tq
>dotted-eight 			e.
>triplet dotted sixteenth	ts.
>and so on.
>Are there corresponding rhythmic symbols for rests?
>Fergal Dowling.
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