The <duration> element

Parent elements: <backup>, <figured-bass>, <forward>, <note>

Duration is a positive number specified in division units. The <duration> element represents the intended duration vs. the notated duration (for instance, differences in dotted notes in Baroque-era music). Differences in duration specific to an interpretation or performance should be represented using the <note> element's attack and release attributes.

The <duration> element moves the musical position when used in <backup> elements, <forward> elements, and <note> elements that do not contain a <chord> child element.






This element is used in the following examples:

<accent>, <accidental-mark> (Notation), <accidental-mark> (Ornament), <accidental>, <alter> (Semitones), <arpeggiate>, <artificial>, <assess> and <player>, <attributes>, <backup>, <barline>, <beam>, <beat-repeat>, <bookmark>, <bracket>, <chord>, <chord> (Multiple Stop), <concert-score> and <for-part>, <cue>, <damp-all>, <damp>, <divisions> and <duration>, <dot>, <double>, <end-line>, <end-paragraph>, <ending>, <except-voice>, <extend> (Figured Bass), <extend> (Lyric), <forward>, <glissando> (Multiple), <glissando> (Single), <grace>, <grouping>, <humming>, <instrument-change>, <ipa>, <laughing>, <level>, <line-detail>, <link>, <lyric>, <measure-distance>, <measure-repeat>, <n>, <non-arpeggiate>, <normal-dot>, <octave>, <pedal> (Lines), <pedal> (Symbols), <pitch>, <plop>, <pluck>, <pre-bend>, <principal-voice>, <release>, <rest>, <schleifer>, <score-timewise>, <slash>, <slide>, <slur>, <staff>, <step>, <stopped>, <strong-accent>, <syllabic>, <sync>, <tap>, <technical> (Tablature), <tied>, <time-modification>, <tremolo> (Double), <tremolo> (Single), <trill-mark>, <tuplet-dot>, <tuplet> (Nested), <tuplet> (Regular), <turn>, <unpitched>, <voice>, <wait>, <wavy-line>, <wedge>, <with-bar>, Tutorial: Après un rêve, Tutorial: Chopin Prelude, Tutorial: Chord Symbols, Tutorial: Hello, World, Tutorial: Percussion, Tutorial: Tablature