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RE: compound time signatures on different staves

From: Young, Jason
Subject: RE: compound time signatures on different staves
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 17:44:47 -0400

Ahh, "polymetric" didn't appear in the 2.4 or 2.6 release notes and I
didn't look into the user manuals for those versions. Yes this looks
like what I need, thank you!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Graham Percival [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 4:44 PM
To: Young, Jason
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: compound time signatures on different staves

On 6-Jul-05, at 8:04 AM, Young, Jason wrote:
> Here's my problem: I need to express 4 concurrent staves of music,
> each with a different time signature, but having the measures line up.

> Right now I have something of a workaround but it's still not really 
> what I want to express, and I couldn't find anything about this in the

> user documentation or in a search of the mailing list archive. Is 
> there an easy way to do this?
> Currently I'm using Lilypond version 2.2. I looked in the news section
> for 2.4 and 2.6 to see if later versions would do this, but only saw 
> the compound time signature feature for a single staff.

Read the doc section for "Polymetric notation" in the 2.6 manual.  I 
think it's possible to do
in version 2.2, but it's easier in 2.4 and 2.6.

- Graham

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