> Il 03/06/2012 15:20, David Kastrup ha scritto:
> Federico Bruni<fedelogy@gmai...> writes:
>>> can you tell me what's the "meaning" of a stem which connects a note
>>> in a voice to a rest (?) in another voice?
>>> See image attached.
>> There is no rest to be seen. There are just two voices which share some
>> noteheads. Also there is one glissando between two notes.
> I'm referring to the third beat of the bar.
> I'm wondering what the author means with that stem which connects the F in
> second voice to the beam in first voice.
> Yes, you are right: they are sharing the same notehead.
> But I think it's wrong: only one voice can play that note.
> Probably the author should have used a (spacer) rest in first voice?
This sort of notation is very common. Rather than notating only what is
physically possible for the player, the notator tries to show the musical
sense of the passage. So, here, we have two voices, and the notator is
trying to show each voice completely. At this point, the two voices
converge on the same pitch. (If this were scored for two instruments, both
would touch that note together.)