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Re: Arpeggio next to a chord

From: James E. Bailey
Subject: Re: Arpeggio next to a chord
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:30:11 +0100

Am 12.01.2009 um 00:19 schrieb Miklos Vajna:

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 12:13:59AM +0100, "James E. Bailey" <address@hidden> wrote:
Second, this does exactly what I want, but how do I use this next to a
\chords {\germanChords e2:m b:m e1:m^\arpeggioGuitar e2:m e:m b:m
b:m e:m e:m}

I'm glad to see you moved to using lilypond's chord input. In order
for this to work, you'll have to create a custom chord, as far as I
know. Unfortunately, I'm not really good with chordmode, perhaps
someone else can help.


Actually I found a semi-workaround (see below), but it shows the sign
below the chord, not on the right side of it, as it was on the original

\version "2.10.0"
\paper {
        ragged-right = ##t

\arpeggioGuitar = \markup  \override #'(baseline-skip . -2 ) {
    \center-column {
     \center-column {
       \musicglyph #"scripts.arpeggio"
       \musicglyph #"scripts.arpeggio"
       \musicglyph #"scripts.arpeggio"
     \musicglyph #"scripts.arpeggio.arrow.M1"

\score {
        \chords {\germanChords e2:m b:m e1:m e2:m e:m b:m b:m e:m e:m}
                \clef "G_8"
                \key g \major
                \time 4/4
\teeny e'4 <g' b'>4 b4 <d' fis' a'>4 | <e' g' b'>4^ \arpeggioGuitar r4 r4 \normalsize b4 | b8 b4. e'4 e'8 e'8 | a4 a8 d'4. r8 b8 | b8 b8 b8 b8 b8 a8 g8 g8 |

        % avoid the indent in the first line
        \layout{indent = 0\cm}

The problem with this workaround is that the arpeggio is simply a markup attached to the note, rather than being a part of the chord name, which is a markup. Perhaps really thorough reading of 2.7.2 displaying chords -> chord name exceptions will lead you to figure out how to get it to work. I've really only used chordmode once, and I never felt like I understood what I was engraving.

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