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## Re: Newbie Q about stems and chords

 From: Graham Percival Subject: Re: Newbie Q about stems and chords Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 18:08:30 -0700

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On 13-Aug-05, at 5:51 PM, Thomas Ruedas wrote:

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```One of the things I have tried to find out concerns the notation of
alternating stem orientation if one voice is distributed on both staffs
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of a piano score. I didn't find an example for my problem in the example
```collection or on Mutopia, so I'd be grateful for some help.
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Have you looked at the Automatic staff changes?  It's not optimal,
so it may not be good for you, but if it _did_ work, you could avoid
a lot of extra work.

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```\clef bass \key bes \major \time 2/4
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\relative { \u bes,16 \l bes \u bes \l bes \u bes \l bes \u bes \l bes }}
```ii = \context Staff { \context Voice = "ii" \voiceTwo
{ \clef bass \key bes \major \time 2/4  } s1 }
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s1 means "a whole-note invisible rest" -- in other words, sixteen 16th
notes.  You probably want to use s2 here.

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However, if I want to set a chord instead of a single note, I get errors;
```a line like this
\relative { \u { <bes,16 f> } \l bes \u bes \l { <bes bes,> } \u { <bes
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The duration is specified outside the chord; ie
<bes, f>16

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Finally, after finally compiling 2.4, you may want to try 2.6 (or perhaps the pre-compiled binaries) -- 2.6 is easier to use in a number of ways, and the manual is much better (*cough* I'm biased, though:). Even if you stick with 2.4, you may find it helpful to read the 2.6 manual; a lot of things will still
```work in 2.4.

Cheers,
- Graham

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