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## Re: problem with \tempo

 From: Graham Percival Subject: Re: problem with \tempo Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 21:08:55 -0700

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On 14-May-05, at 1:03 PM, benoit farley wrote:

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```1) When \tempo 4=108, for example, is written as the first thing on the
staff, after \clef , \key and \time,
it is NOT printed when followed by a multi-measure rest, as in the
following score:

\score {
\context Staff {
\set Staff.instrument = "2."
#(override-auto-beam-setting '(end * * * *)  1 4 'Staff)
\override Score.BarNumber #'break-visibility = #end-of-line-invisible
\key c \major
\time 4/4
\tempo 4=108 R1 r1 r1 r1 c'4 d' e' f' g' a' b'8 c'' c''4
}
\layout {
}
}
```
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What version are you using?  I tried it with 2.5.23+ (cvs) and the
metronome mark printed correctly.

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2) When the tempo mark is printed (let's say that I put 'r1's instead of
```'R1's), in the very first measure,
it is aligned automatically with the left side of the rest.  But
according to some dictionary of music
```
notation, the tempo mark at the beginning of a piece should be aligned
```with the left side of the
time mark, that is the 'C' in my example.
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Interesting. I don't think that LilyPond does this automatically; you can
```certainly move the tempo mark manually (see the "Changing Defaults"
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chapter of the manual, particularly the examples involving #'extra-offset ).
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Cheers,
- Graham

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