The flipper tool is used to swap voices between spine splits. The tool is useful for correcting voicing errors when doing data entry. See also the spreadsheet interface for getting similar results, where columns can be swapped by copy and pasted between spreadsheet cells manually. The tool may will be developed further to allow for dealing independently with strophes.
Flipping all spine splits
-a option will cause all spine splits in the file to be swapped
such that the left subspine will be move to the right, and the right subspine
to the left.
Given this example score:
Here is the result of
flipper -a, where the top voices is moved to the
bottom voice, and the bottom voice to the top voices (the strange orientation
of the stems is a visible manifestation of the flip):
Flipping twice will return the data to the original state:
Flip control using *flip/*Xflip
Without options, the flipper tool will only flip regions of the score
that are found between
*Xflip interpretations. If there
*flip instructions in the file, flipper will not alter the file
-a option is given).
In the following example, only the second and third notes are
flipped, and the notes outside of the
*flip instruction can be placed in either subspine.
Flipping non-kern spines
By default Flipper is only applied to
**kern spines. To run on a different
exclusive interpretation type, use the
All subspines will be flipped. Here is an example with three subspines:
For three subspines, the middle one will remain in place while the leftmost and rightmost subspines will be swapped: