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Re: Help with chord alignment

From: Sven Axelsson
Subject: Re: Help with chord alignment
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 22:58:01 +0200

On 11/10/05, Josh Lawrence <address@hidden> wrote:
Hello list,

I am new to Lilypond, and I am learning how to properly input information.  Currently, I am using the standard Just Friends to practice with.  From looking at other people's input files, I have been able to come up with the following partial lead sheet score:

Here are my questions:

First, my chords are not aligning up with the beginning of the bar that they apply to in the pdf output.  How can I make sure that the chords fall at the beginning of the measure?

That is because your music starts with a quarter note partial, and your chords with a semibreve. If you look at the log file you should see something like:

warning: barcheck failed at: 1/4
    | c1:maj7 | s1 | a1:m5-.7 | d1:9- |

Fix that and the alignment is fine.

Second, I would like for my chart to be 4 bars per line, "Real Book" style.  Is there a simple way that I can tell Lilypond to use 4 bars per line, and still keep a reasonable look to the score?

Insert \break where you want a new line.

Finally, is there a jazz font I can use?

Don't know, what is a jazz font? Do you need symbols not included in Lilyponds Feta fonts?

Sven Axelsson
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