Indication of melodic function, i.e., anticipation, lower neighbor, escape tone, etc.
Used by
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 xml:lang="en">Indication of melodic function,
, anticipation, lower neighbor, escape tone, etc.</desc>
<valList type="closed">
<valItem ident="aln">
<desc xml:lang="en">Accented lower neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="ant">
<desc xml:lang="en">Anticipation.</desc>
<valItem ident="app">
<desc xml:lang="en">Appogiatura.</desc>
<valItem ident="apt">
<desc xml:lang="en">Accented passing tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="arp">
<desc xml:lang="en">Arpeggio tone (chordal tone).</desc>
<valItem ident="arp7">
<desc xml:lang="en">Arpeggio tone (7th added to the chord).</desc>
<valItem ident="aun">
<desc xml:lang="en">Accented upper neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="chg">
<desc xml:lang="en">Changing tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="cln">
<desc xml:lang="en">Chromatic lower neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="ct">
<desc xml:lang="en">Chord tone (
, not an embellishment).</desc>
<valItem ident="ct7">
<desc xml:lang="en">Chord tone (7th added to the chord).</desc>
<valItem ident="cun">
<desc xml:lang="en">Chromatic upper neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="cup">
<desc xml:lang="en">Chromatic unaccented passing tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="et">
<desc xml:lang="en">Escape tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="ln">
<desc xml:lang="en">Lower neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="ped">
<desc xml:lang="en">Pedal tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="rep">
<desc xml:lang="en">Repeated tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="ret">
<desc xml:lang="en">Retardation.</desc>
<valItem ident="23ret">
<desc xml:lang="en">2-3 retardation.</desc>
<valItem ident="78ret">
<desc xml:lang="en">7-8 retardation.</desc>
<valItem ident="sus">
<desc xml:lang="en">Suspension.</desc>
<valItem ident="43sus">
<desc xml:lang="en">4-3 suspension.</desc>
<valItem ident="98sus">
<desc xml:lang="en">9-8 suspension.</desc>
<valItem ident="76sus">
<desc xml:lang="en">7-6 suspension.</desc>
<valItem ident="un">
<desc xml:lang="en">Upper neighbor.</desc>
<valItem ident="un7">
<desc xml:lang="en">Upper neighbor (7th added to the chord).</desc>
<valItem ident="upt">
<desc xml:lang="en">Unaccented passing tone.</desc>
<valItem ident="upt7">
<desc xml:lang="en">Unaccented passing tone (7th added to the chord).</desc>