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Re: Newbie Question -- verse and chorus

From: Tim Rowe
Subject: Re: Newbie Question -- verse and chorus
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 19:24:41 +0100

2009/5/11 Trevor Daniels <address@hidden>:

> Tim, I think Mats meant the very last example in
> that section, which shows two ways of coding a
> solo verse followed by a 2-part harmonised refrain.
> You could use either technique to code verses
> and chorus.  The second method right at the end
> is far easier.

Thanks. With that I've got something that is very nearly right.

Having given the music element pretty obvious names, I have in a
simultaneous section of the score:

    \new Voice = "mel" { \autoBeamOff \chorus \new Voice = "vs" {\verse} }
    \new Lyrics \lyricsto mel \chorusLyric
    \new Lyrics \lyricsto vs \verseOne
    \new Lyrics \lyricsto vs \verseTwo
    \new Lyrics \lyricsto vs \verseThree
    \new Lyrics \lyricsto vs \verseFour

The only thing wrong is that the verse starts with an anacrusis -- a
pickup beat, for which I've used \partial. The notes look perfect, but
the bar numbering is wrong because it's treating the incomplete bar at
the end of the chorus and the completion in the verse as two separate

I can kludge that by using:
  \set Score.currentBarNumber = #9
but that involves me counting the bars, so I'd sooner do something like
  \set Score.currentBarNumber = #(- 'internalBarNumber 1)
except not that because it doesn't work. Drat. Am I going to have to
learn more scheme, or am I getting at the bar number in the wrong way?
Tim Rowe

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