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## Re: Grace note beams and stems

 From: Stan Sanderson Subject: Re: Grace note beams and stems Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 18:21:46 -0500

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On May 27, 2004, at 5:45 PM, Jim Sabatke wrote:

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```Stan Sanderson wrote:
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```On May 27, 2004, at 1:26 PM, Jim Sabatke wrote:
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```Two problems with grace note beams:

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1. The beams are way too thick for my use. I can get the single grace note flags really thin, but haven't been able to find what to set for the beams.
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2. On a beamed grace note set like g32[ a' d' g], the a' note head is up agains the bottom beam. How do I lengthen the stems when the heads are squeezed up too tightly?
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Thanks,
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Jim Sabatke

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With respect to your second question, here is my solution to a similar problem: \acciaccatura {\override Stem #'beamed-lengths = #'(3.6 4.2) af,16[ af']} The upper note was originally hidden in the beam; by adjusting the beamed-lengths, I was able to achieve the desired results.
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Thanks Stan. That is working! I'm still guessing at values, trying, adjusting, etc.
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Is there an explanation of the values anywhere?

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Jim Sabatke
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I have looked an explanation without success. I've inferred that the numbers refer to successive barred stem lengths; the example in the manual has three stems and three numbers.
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Stan

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