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Re: Lyric word spanning two notes

From: Stephen Torri
Subject: Re: Lyric word spanning two notes
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 11:21:46 -0600

On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 23:51 -0800, Graham Percival wrote:
> On 13-Dec-05, at 10:30 PM, Stephen Torri wrote:
> > It works but its not ideal. If indeed lilypond is trying to engrave
> > music in the right way then I should not need a hyphen to make it put
> > two words attached to a half note.
> >
> > Does anyone have an idea as to why I cannot assign two words of lyrics
> > to a half note?
> Sorry?  How are you supposed to sing two words on a single half note?  
> Shouldn't that be two quarter notes of the same pitch?

Your are right Graham in asking that question. I reviewed the hymm that
I am working on and others and found that one syllable is being sung per
note. So I do need to break up that half note in the affected measure.


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