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Is there a really compact way of notating the following bar? I'm already using slash notehead on beats 2 and 3 to indicate "repeat the previous beat". But is there some way of writing just a pair of notes for the first beat and maybe somehow using tremolo notation to indicate the sextuplet? Or some other notation?

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  • Many thanks in advance to Laurence Payne for his tip about the slash noteheads. – Brian THOMAS Jul 3 '20 at 21:22
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I was considering the proposed below, but can't say I've seen it in notation, but it might exist.
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  • Your "proposed" notation looks the best to me, but I think I'd still have to explain it, as it's not notation you come across every day. – Brian THOMAS Jul 5 '20 at 11:11
  • I would say definitely explain it! I've not seen it. But I think the train of thought makes sense in the above diagram. – user70304 Jul 5 '20 at 12:26
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    I actually might have seen the proposed notation or a triplet equivalent in a Schubert work. – Dekkadeci Jul 5 '20 at 12:45
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If there's a few of them in succession, this might be acceptable. But don't obsess on compacting to the extent of holding up reading with a 'wtf?' moment.

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