Eleanor Selfridge-Field and Edmund Correia, Jr.
© 1994 Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities
Reproduced by the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music by permission

Category 4. Ties, Slurs, Beams, and Stems

Beams Type 5. Non-coincident beams.

When polyphonic parts are notated on one staff, the segmentation of beams may be non-coincident.

Ex. #26. This illustration was produced by Giovanni MĒller using an interactive editor developed on a LILITH workstation. It appeared in the Directory of Computer Assisted Research in Musicology 3 (1987), 71.

Additionally, especially in music written in the twentieth century, beams may extend across barlines.

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