For such a horizontal beam, I think it’s better to consider only the note closest to that beam as a reference. And if the note closest to that beam is the same, I want the beam position to be the same (In my example of previous post, the closest note from the beam is D in bar1-2 and G in bar 3-4).
This is an example from Brahms’ Op.40, 1st movement, bars 101-102, the lower staff of the piano part.
Peters edition, IMSLP #13596
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The positions of all beams are the same.
However, when I try this with Dorico, it becomes like this. The positions of the beams are inconsistent in Dorico.
brahms op.40 mov.1 m.101 inconsistent beams.dorico (368.7 KB)
Looking at the other editions of this piece on IMSLP, all the beam positions were consistent.
Breitkopf & Härtel Edition.
Simrock, First Edition.
J. Hamelle Edition.
Simrock 1928 Edition
Given the traditional notation rules, I’m not convinced by the behavior of Dorico for these beams.