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RE: Drum parts and horizontal beams

From: Nick Payne
Subject: RE: Drum parts and horizontal beams
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 06:26:23 +1100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of Carl D. Sorensen
> Sent: Wednesday, 22 October 2008 01:58
> To: canduc; address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Drum parts and horizontal beams
> On 10/20/08 11:26 AM, "canduc" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi everybody.
> > I'm trying to write a drum part, but I'm not able to obtain perfectly
> > orizontal beams.
> >
> You must set the beam-damping to +inf.0
>  \override Beam #'damping = #+inf.0
Is it possible to do the reverse - give every beam a slight slope without
explicitly setting the start and end position of every beam? I have a piece
I'm engraving where because of the shape of the arpeggios (the whole piece
is arpeggios), Lilypond engraves every beam as horizontal, but I actually
think it would look better if every beam was slightly sloped. See the
attached PNG, where I changed the slope of the first beam using \once
\override Beam #'positions = #'(3 . 4), and the second beam uses the
automatic placing. I'd like every beam to have the same slope as the 1st
without having to add a beam position override for every bar. I played
around with overriding the concaveness and damping beam properties without
getting anything but horizontal beams.


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