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## Re: Automatic Accidentals ignore unmetered music

 From: Erik Sandberg Subject: Re: Automatic Accidentals ignore unmetered music Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 01:03:59 +0100 User-agent: KMail/1.7.1

On Thursday 20 January 2005 09.34, Peter Leschev wrote:
> Hi!
>
>             Firstly, thankyou for writing such a great piece of software,
> the quality of the output is incredible!
>
>     I'm currently typesetting vocal music which doesn't have time
> sigatures, but bar lines are present at various stages of the pieces. I've
> noticed (only tested in 2.4.2) that the Automatic Accidentals functionality
> treats unmetered music as one large bar rather than a number of individual
> bars separated by \bar "|"'s. The documentation is unclear on the expected
> behaviour, however it would be great if the Automatic Accidentals followed
> the manually inserted \bar "|"'s as well. I've attached a testcase below.

In metered music, you can have a barline in the middle of a bar (e.g. a thin
double barline, or a repeat barline). This does not affect the way
accidentals are typeset.

If you want barlines the way you describe, then you probably don't have
unmetered music, but just irregularly metered music. You will probably want
bar numbers to increase between bars. The only way I can find to do this, is
to set measureLength individually for each bar, see

I think it could be nice to add a command like \newBar to lilypond, which
would be roughly equivalent to setting measureTiming to measureLength (except
that this doesn't work). This command should IMHO also be added to
\cadenzaOff. (i.e., after a cadenza is over, a new bar will start). Any
opinions?

Erik