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Re: Overriding position of a full bar rest does not always work

From: Peter Toye
Subject: Re: Overriding position of a full bar rest does not always work
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2019 17:12:55 +0000

Hello Kieren,

Thanks. I think this is the first time I've had to set a score of this complexity (which is pretty low compared with many I've seen). Thanks very much for the help. I shall now rewrite large amounts of music :(

Best regards,


Monday, December 2, 2019, 12:54:31 PM, kieren_macmillan kieren_macmillan wrote:

> Hi Peter,

>> I've just thought of another reason not too use \mark for placing text for
>> tempo changes and expressive text: what happens if it's not at the beginning
>> of the bar?

> I think you’ve misunderstood. Using \mark
> doesn’t mean you stop using precise
> timing placement — of course you still need to do that!

> Here’s what I (and most serious Lilypond
> engravers I know) do: you have a
> completely separate variable that includes all
> score-level items (tempi,
> rehearsal marks, etc.), which are set using
> skips (so that they are placed at
> the correct point in the score, regardless of
> what’s contained in other voices).
> Then you add that variable to whatever
> context(s) need it (e.g., above the top
> staff, also above the string group in a full score, etc.).

> Hope that helps!
> Kieren.
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