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backup and duration values

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backup and duration values

Postby zimrahdev » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:44 am

When reading in MusicXML data, I come across backup nodes.
Most of the time, it simply indicates either moving to the next voice.

However, there are times when it contains a duration node.
After having read the documentation, I am still unclear as to how to interpret the duration value.
What is it's reference point - the time signature, note values, something else ?

Can you help here please ?
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Re: backup and duration values

Postby Michael Good » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:00 am

The backup element always has a duration element, and its value is in divisions, the same as for the note element.
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