In transcribing a work for piano with two voices in each staff, I've come across a passage in which there are two voices in the LH staff for some duration, but in one measure there is only one voice played for 3/4 of the measure and then 3/2 tuplet of 8th notes.
There are four ways I can notate this:
- 3 quarter rests on top of staff
- a half rest followed with a quarter rest (because when resting for part of a measure, it seems "normal" to place them in descending duration)
- a quarter rest followed with a half rest (to match up with the lower voice's tuplet and minim)
- nothing at all (lower voice's notes fill the measure)
I'm a little unsure what the best way to represent this (I'm using Lilypond), so I'm asking: From a performer's, professional musician's, and/or composer's perspective, what is the best way to represent this in notation? "Best way" meaning least confusing, most common, and/or easiest to understand. Both voices have notes in the prior and subsequent measures.