This section explains how to typeset vocal music, and make sure that the lyrics will be aligned with the notes of their melody. \musicglyph glyph-name (string). glyph-name is converted to a musical symbol; for example, \musicglyph #”l” selects the natural sign from the. If these automatic decisions are not satisfactory, beaming can be entered explicitly; see Manual beams. Beams must be entered manually if beams are to be.

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Sometimes it may make sense for a lone note surrounded by rests to carry both a left- and right-pointing flat flag.

Unbeamed grace notes are not put into normal note beams. It must be set to a fraction giving the duration of the beam sub-group using the ly: Refrence automatic beaming is enabled, the placement of automatic beams is determined by the context properties baseMomentbeatStructureand beamExceptions.

By default, beamExceptions rules are defined for most common time signatures, so the beamExceptions rules must be disabled if automatic beaming is to be based on baseMoment and beatStructure. If these automatic decisions are not satisfactory, beaming can be entered explicitly; see Manual beams.

Line breaks are normally forbidden when beams cross bar lines.

LilyPond — Notation Reference

The beams of consecutive 16th or shorter notes are, by default, not subdivided. Beam nottaion changes can be limited to specific contexts. The beamExceptions rules are disabled by.


This behavior can be tuned through the auto-knee-gap property. And for left-pointing nibs at the start of a run of beamed notes, set stemLeftBeamCount instead Example 3. While this may seem cumbersome, it means that the current beaming settings need not be known in order to specify a new lilypojd pattern.

Kneed beams are inserted automatically when a large gap is detected between the note heads. Beaming-rules is a scheme alist or list of pairs that indicates the beam type and the grouping referencce be applied to beams containing notes with a shortest duration of that beam type.

The default beam settings for the time signature can also be changed, so that the desired beaming will always be used. Many automatic beaming settings for a time signature contain an entry for beamExceptions. Normally these would delimit the same group of notes, but this is not required: They specify the number of beams to draw on the left and right side, respectively, of the next note.

The extent of the feathered beam must be indicated manually using [ and ]and the beam feathering is turned on by specifying a direction to the Beam property grow-direction. The first beam avoids sticking out flags the default ; the second beam strictly follows the beat.

By default, baseMoment is one over the denominator of the time signature. The default values of these variables may be overridden as described below, or alternatively the default values themselves may be changed as explained in Time signature.

LilyPond Notation Reference: A Music

Grouping is a scheme list indicating the grouping to be applied to the beam. See the snippets for more information. Direction and placementGrace notes. Note that baseMoment defaults to one over notatio denominator of the current time signature if not set explicitly.


LilyPond Notation Reference: Vocal music

If no setting is included in a lower-level context, the setting of the enclosing context will apply. The square brackets show the extent of the beam and the braces show which notes are to have their durations modified. That is, every exception that should be applied must be included in the setting. Flat flags on lone notes and beam nibs at the ends of beamed figures are both possible with a combination of stemLeftBeamCountstemRightBeamCount and paired [] lilyppond indicators.

Also, when baseMoment is changed, beatStructure should also be changed to match the new baseMoment:. Setting the lilgpond signature will reset the automatic beaming settings for the Timing context to the default behavior.

1. Musical notation

About automatic language refedence. When automatic beaming is enabled, the placement of automatic beams is determined by three context properties: By default, the Timing translator is aliased to the Score context.

By default baseMoment is set to one over the denominator of the time signature.