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Element: time-modification

Description

Time modification indicates tuplets, double-note tremolos, and other durational changes. A time-modification element shows how the cumulative, sounding effect of tuplets and double-note tremolos compare to the written note type represented by the type and dot elements. Nested tuplets and other notations that use more detailed information need both the time-modification and tuplet elements to be represented accurately.

Derived By

Type time-modification

Content Model

Contains elements as defined in the following table.

Component  Type  Occurs  Default  Description 
  1..1 
actual-notes  xs:nonNegativeInteger  1..1  The actual-notes element describes how many notes are played in the time usually occupied by the number in the normal-notes element.
normal-notes  xs:nonNegativeInteger  1..1  The normal-notes element describes how many notes are usually played in the time occupied by the number in the actual-notes element.
  0..1 
normal-type  note-type-value  1..1  If the type associated with the number in the normal-notes element is different than the current note type (e.g., a quarter note within an eighth note triplet), then the normal-notes type (e.g. eighth) is specified in the normal-type and normal-dot elements.
normal-dot  empty  0..*  The normal-dot element is used to specify dotted normal tuplet types.
Referenced By
Example

      <note default-x="117">
        <pitch>
          <step>D</step>
          <octave>5</octave>
        </pitch>
        <duration>4</duration>
        <voice>1</voice>
        <type>quarter</type>
        <time-modification>
          <actual-notes>3</actual-notes>
          <normal-notes>2</normal-notes>
        </time-modification>

        <stem default-y="-45.5">down</stem>
        <notations>
          <tuplet bracket="yes" number="1" placement="above" type="start"/>
        </notations>
      </note>
      <note default-x="156">
        <pitch>
          <step>E</step>
          <octave>5</octave>
        </pitch>
        <duration>4</duration>
        <voice>1</voice>
        <type>quarter</type>
        <time-modification>
          <actual-notes>3</actual-notes>
          <normal-notes>2</normal-notes>
        </time-modification>

        <stem default-y="-40">down</stem>
      </note>
      <note default-x="195">
        <pitch>
          <step>D</step>
          <octave>5</octave>
        </pitch>
        <duration>4</duration>
        <voice>1</voice>
        <type>quarter</type>
        <time-modification>
          <actual-notes>3</actual-notes>
          <normal-notes>2</normal-notes>
        </time-modification>

        <stem default-y="-45.5">down</stem>
        <notations>
          <tuplet number="1" type="stop"/>
        </notations>
      </note>

Definition

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