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## Re: Controlling slur shape across line breaks

 From: Ted Hopp Subject: Re: Controlling slur shape across line breaks Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:37:33 -0500

My first reaction on glancing at it was "yikes!" But it seems to cover
exactly what I need. Thanks!

Ted

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Trevor Daniels <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ted
>
> Section 5.5.4 in the Notation Reference describes how to modify the shape of
> ties, slurs and phrasing slurs.  It's a little tricky, but it's easy
> compared with modifying the two parts of a slur split over a line break!
>  This is described in section 6.8 of the Notation Reference.  You need to
> combine the two, and this should enable you to achieve the shape you want.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Trevor
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ted Hopp" <address@hidden>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:04 PM
> Subject: Controlling slur shape across line breaks
>
>
>> Is there a way to control the shape of a (phrasing) slur on each side
>> of a line break? The attached image shows the awful layout that
>> results from the following fragment:
>>
>> upper = \relative c' {
>>  \clef "treble"
>>  \phrasingSlurUp
>>  \partial 16
>>  d16$$| \break >> e4 f g a | >> \time 6/4 >> \change Staff = "lower" \stemUp g4 f c1$$ \change Staff = "upper"
>> \stemNeutral |
>>  \time 4/4
>>  d4$$f <a, c e f>2 ~ | \break >> <a c e f>1$$
>> }
>>
>> lower = \relative c {
>>  \clef "bass"
>>  \partial 16 r16 | R1 | \time 6/4 R1. \time 4/4 R1*2
>> }
>>
>> \score {
>>  \new PianoStaff <<
>>   \new Staff = "upper" \upper
>>   \new Staff = "lower" \lower
>>  >>
>>  \layout {}
>> }
>>
>> As can be seen, both ends of the slur before the first line break
>> needs to be raised. After the break, the start of the slur
>> continuation (in measure 1) is good but the end (in measure 2) needs
>> to be lowered (a lot!) and, once that is done, there needs to be a lot
>> more curvature to avoid collision with the notes and the time change.
>> A slightly different problem can be seen in measure 4, where the slur
>> ends well but should start the measure much higher up.
>>
>> I need a way to fix problems like these by controlling the shape of
>> slurs, and not, for instance, by changing to phrasingSlurDown (which
>> doesn't work in the context in which these problems first showed up).
>>
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