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Jun
28
revised Are there any situations when one needs to make a distinction between slurs and ties?
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Jun
28
comment Are there any situations when one needs to make a distinction between slurs and ties?
When you talk about these slurred note pairs, do you mean that they have the same pitch but are played on different strings? Doesn't this require some extra explanation or is it self-explanatory? And if so, isn't the interpretation of the additional slur unambiguous, since it couldn't notate a tie (since it already have been established that different strings should be played, hence demanding some kind of attack for each note)? (I hope my follow-up question was at least semi-clear.)
Jun
28
comment Are there any situations when one needs to make a distinction between slurs and ties?
So, if I would write a slur between two notes of the same pitch (despite what the rules say), how would you interpret it?
Jun
28
comment Are there any situations when one needs to make a distinction between slurs and ties?
Yes, this is all true. But it still doesn't answer my question. For example, if I read a choir score and it told me to sing legato (which is the expression I interpret from slurs in choral music) for a certain phrase, and that phrase contained consecutive notes with the same pitch, I would just sing one single, tied note, hence the same as if the notes just had been notated as ties.
Jun
27
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Jun
27
revised Are there any situations when one needs to make a distinction between slurs and ties?
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Jun
27
comment What conventions are used with accidentals and tied notes?
@Patrx2 Good point! I created a question about this: music.stackexchange.com/questions/33611/…
Jun
27
asked Are there any situations when one needs to make a distinction between slurs and ties?
Jun
26
comment What conventions are used with accidentals and tied notes?
@Patrx2 Hmm... I can't think of an example with several voices on the same staff where it would be necessary to make a distinction between the two. Maybe I should turn this into a new question instead of discussing it in the comment field :)
Jun
25
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Jun
25
comment What conventions are used with accidentals and tied notes?
Does it really matter whether you got a tie or a slur though? A slur for two notes that were the same would, if anything, reduce down to a tie (what does two consecutive notes at the same pitch sound like when played in legato mode?); and you can't have a tie between two notes with different pitches. It almost feels easier to think of the slur and tie as the same thing.
Jun
25
accepted Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files
Jun
25
comment Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files
Interesting suggestion. Thanks! I assume this solution would mean that you had to record everything in real time though, right? Wouldn't be feasible if you had a lot of files then.
Jun
25
comment Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files
@Tetsujin That certainly would hold true for multi-instrument MIDIs which you didn't create. I have, however, created all these MIDI files myself, and they're all just meant to be played with a single piano sound.
Jun
25
comment Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files
@AbelCheung Exactly, and as I said, none of the SoundFonts that I've tried have been close to anything that I can create with for example Reason Pianos (which is understandable since the latter is using an advanced sampler while the first isn't).
Jun
24
asked Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files
Jun
24
comment Automatically create choir rehersal files from midi files
I figured there were no pre-built packages for this kind of thing and ended up scripting the whole thing myself, although by utilizing midicsv instead of the proposed program in this answer. I'm still trying to figure out the midi to audio part though (it can be done through fluidsynth and soundfonts but that doesn't sound particularly well, even when using the highest quality ones).
Jun
24
accepted Automatically create choir rehersal files from midi files
Jun
23
comment Automatically create choir rehersal files from midi files
Thanks! I'll check this package out and then get back to you, reporting how it all went.
Jun
18
asked Automatically create choir rehersal files from midi files