Gianmaria Lari <gianmarial...@gmail.com> writes:

> P.S. It's not long time I'm using the shortcut that avoid to specify a
> pitch when it is the same as the previous pitch (i.e. writing a4 4 4 4 to
> say a4 a4 a4 a4). At beginning I avoided it because I regard with suspicion
> shortcuts.....
> But after some time I started to use this shortcut. The reasons are that
> when you have a pitch repeated consecutively this writing convention
> - less possible mistakes: it is more easy to write {a8 8 4 8 4} than   {a8
> a8 a4 a8 a4}
> - reading is easier: compare {a8 8 4 8 4} with {a8 a8 a4 a8 a4}

Or {a8 a a4 a8 a4}

> - finally, if you, like me, use absolute (instead of relative) and you have
> a note with more than one "," or "'" it is appreciable writing {a'''8 8 4 8
> 4} instead of  {a'''8 a'''8 a'''4 a'''8 a'''4}

Not to mention

\new DrumStaff \with { \override StaffSymbol.line-count = 1 }
\drummode {
  \time 3/4
  tambourine
  8 \tuplet 3/2 { 16 16 16 }
  8 \tuplet 3/2 { 16 16 16 } 8 8 |
}

This looks so much more awkward when writing out "tambourine" or, uh,
"tb"? for every note.

-- 
David Kastrup

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