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Best way to correct this error
« on: Jul 23, 2012, 12:33:59 PM »
X: 17
T:Pibdawns Merthyr Tydfil
T:The Merthyr Tydfil Hornpipe
M:C|
L:1/16
%%stretchlast
K:G
d2|gdBd ecAc|BdBG FAFD|GDBG cABG|F2A2 A2d2|
gdBd ecAc|BdBG FAFD|gfge dcBA|B2G2G2:||
d2|gdBd gfga|babg afed|egec BdBG|F2A2 A2d2|
gdBd gfga|babg afed|cege dfaf|bgaf g2:||

As you can see, there is an error in the last bar. Should I just change the last note to a crochet?

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Re: Best way to correct this error
« Reply #1 on: Jul 23, 2012, 12:56:00 PM »
I wouldn't have said that was an error, as both parts have a lead-in quaver (D) that could be added at the end of the bar to take you back into either part.
Trad tunes are often written with the last bar minus the lead in-note, allowing different ones to be used depending on whether it is a repeat or a move to the other part, or indeed the last note.

Having said that i think it would sound better if a run of semiquavers took it back, DEF# or an arpeggio in keeping with the rest of the tune.

That's quite a nice hornpipe too :)
Now ear this!

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Re: Best way to correct this error
« Reply #2 on: Jul 23, 2012, 05:56:27 PM »
There is no error in the musical grammar there, the parts add up correctly.
If I were being picky (who, me?) about the notation, although it's conventional and acceptable to leave out the repeat sign at the beginning of the A music except in multi-voiced tunes in ABC, you really ought to show it at the commencement of the B music, as below. This also requires (for ABC grammar) that the double barlines at the end of the A music are redundant, as is the double barline at the end of the tune.

X:17
T:Pibdawns Merthyr Tydfil
T:The Merthyr Tydfil Hornpipe
M:C|
L:1/16
%%stretchlast
K:G
d2|gdBd ecAc|BdBG FAFD|GDBG cABG|F2A2 A2d2|
gdBd ecAc|BdBG FAFD|gfge dcBA|B2G2G2:|
|:d2|gdBd gfga|babg afed|egec BdBG|F2A2 A2d2|
gdBd gfga|babg afed|cege dfaf|bgaf g2:|

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Re: Best way to correct this error
« Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2012, 11:20:44 AM »
Thanks for that. On this tune, Merthyr, is not the nicest place in Wales and does not do real justice to it. Merthyr is a corruption of Martyr Tudful (pronounced Tydfil), a Christian princess murdered by pagans. What about changing the name to St Tudful's Hornpipe? It's not a well known tune so few would worry.

 




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