Sub-beam in wrong direction

• Dec 5, 2014 - 14:25
S4 - Minor

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It's an odd case, not sure what constitutes correct behavior. I kind of think the *direction* of the beam is good, but it should not be a sub-beam. This is more apparent if you complete the beat by adding another 32nd. But I am not at all sure.

EDIT: Gould p. 157-8 is relevant here, but I'm still not sure which "division of the beat" this note belongs to. Whichever that is, that is the direction the fractional beam should point. But consider this: isn't the bottom line that it should point in the same direction it would go if followed by another 32nd? 16 32 32, the beam on the first 32 points right. So I think it should do so for 16 32 8 as well. It should just not be a sub-beam.

On the other hand, both Finale and Sibelius point left. I just don't quite understand what rule is being followed. If this were a group of 32nds only, that would be third of four, so Gould's rule seems to leave it unspecified.