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multi-voice spacing

From: Neil Thornock
Subject: multi-voice spacing
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:29:01 -0600

Hi group,
I'm stumped.  I'm using code similar to the following:


music = {r2 r4 << { f'8 } \\ { f'32 g' a' b' } >> r8 c''1 c''1}
%music = {r2 r4 f'32 g' a' b' r8 c''1 c''1}
\score {
    \new Staff {\music}
    \layout {
        ragged-right = ##f

\version "2.11.57"


When the commented-out line is run instead of the other "music" line, I get the spacing I want.  When I run the "music" line with multiple voices, I get too much space after the 32nds and before the next eighth rest, and I can't figure out how to fix it.  It seems to be a problem with the spacing of the polyphony.

If ragged-right is set to ##t, it's fine - but I don't use that in my scores.

Any tips?


Neil Thornock, D.M.
Assistant Professor of Music
Brigham Young University

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