Indication of melodic function, i.e., anticipation, lower neighbor, escape tone, etc.
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These class-based attributes use data.MELODICFUNCTION
att.melodicFunction/@mfuncDescribes melodic function using Humdrum **embel syntax.
Allowed Values
alnAccented lower neighbor.
aptAccented passing tone.
arpArpeggio tone (chordal tone).
arp7Arpeggio tone (7th added to the chord).
aunAccented upper neighbor.
chgChanging tone.
clnChromatic lower neighbor.
ctChord tone (i.e., not an embellishment).
ct7Chord tone (7th added to the chord).
cunChromatic upper neighbor.
cupChromatic unaccented passing tone.
etEscape tone.
lnLower neighbor.
pedPedal tone.
repRepeated tone.
23ret2-3 retardation.
78ret7-8 retardation.
43sus4-3 suspension.
98sus9-8 suspension.
76sus7-6 suspension.
unUpper neighbor.
un7Upper neighbor (7th added to the chord).
uptUnaccented passing tone.
upt7Unaccented passing tone (7th added to the chord).
<macroSpec ident="data.MELODICFUNCTION" module="MEI" type="dt">
<desc>Indication of melodic function,
, anticipation, lower neighbor, escape tone, etc.</desc>
<valList type="closed">
<valItem ident="aln">
<desc>Accented lower neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="ant">
<valItem ident="app">
<valItem ident="apt">
<desc>Accented passing tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="arp">
<desc>Arpeggio tone (chordal tone).</desc>
<valItem ident="arp7">
<desc>Arpeggio tone (7th added to the chord).</desc>
<valItem ident="aun">
<desc>Accented upper neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="chg">
<desc>Changing tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="cln">
<desc>Chromatic lower neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="ct">
<desc>Chord tone (
, not an embellishment).</desc>
<valItem ident="ct7">
<desc>Chord tone (7th added to the chord).</desc>
<valItem ident="cun">
<desc>Chromatic upper neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="cup">
<desc>Chromatic unaccented passing tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="et">
<desc>Escape tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="ln">
<desc>Lower neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="ped">
<desc>Pedal tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="rep">
<desc>Repeated tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="ret">
<valItem ident="23ret">
<desc>2-3 retardation.</desc>
<valItem ident="78ret">
<desc>7-8 retardation.</desc>
<valItem ident="sus">
<valItem ident="43sus">
<desc>4-3 suspension.</desc>
<valItem ident="98sus">
<desc>9-8 suspension.</desc>
<valItem ident="76sus">
<desc>7-6 suspension.</desc>
<valItem ident="un">
<desc>Upper neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="un7">
<desc>Upper neighbor (7th added to the chord).</desc>
<valItem ident="upt">
<desc>Unaccented passing tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="upt7">
<desc>Unaccented passing tone (7th added to the chord).</desc>