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Re: Issue with AikenHeads with overlapping parts

From: Colin Hall
Subject: Re: Issue with AikenHeads with overlapping parts
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 00:43:38 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:29:19PM -0400, Darren Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM, Colin Hall <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 08:39:00PM +0000, Darren wrote:
> > > > I'm not top posting.
> > >
> > > I'm trying to create a score for four voices SATB that uses AikenHeads
> > (shaped
> > > notes).  When two parts on the same staff overlap on the same notes (for
> > > example soprano and alto), it is customary to show the stems for the two
> > parts
> > > going different directions so each part realizes that it is to sing the
> > > overlapping notes.
> > >
> >
> > I also tried removing the \ignoreCollide from your source just to see what
> > happens, and I have to say that the output looks correct to me. See
> > attached. The notes are both supertonics and the note shape seems correct.
> You're right: it seems that the \ignoreCollide directive was what was
> confusing it.  I think I had included that from a sample where it was
> supposed to allow the stems to merge in multi-voice.  But, at some point I
> changed it to using polyphonic (using the \new Voice for alternate note
> arrangements) ... and it must be redundant for that mode.  I took it out
> like you suggested, and got the results you show below.

Good, I'm pleased to hear that worked for you.

I can't claim any expertise here at all. I simplified your sample to
better understand it and then thought the output looked ok.

> Well, I'm going back to expermenting with this, but it seems like a really
> powerful program.  (Now I just have to figured out why the full score
> needed the ignoreCollide to prevent staggered note heads...)

Let us know what you find. If there is a bug, by all means send your
report to bug-lilypond, but if you're just reporting how Lilypond met
your needs then lilypond-user would be best.

> Thanks for your help!

You're very welcome. Thanks for your kind words.



Colin Hall

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