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## Re: Skipping notes in \lyricsto

 From: Trevor Daniels Subject: Re: Skipping notes in \lyricsto Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 23:10:03 +0100

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Tim Rowe wrote Skipping notes in \lyricsto

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Is there any way to get lyrics to completely skip some notes in the melody? (This is essentially for a fakesheet, and the notes I want to skip are a cue for an instrumental part.) It's not a melisma, so I
```don't want extender notes or hyphens. I thought of splitting the
melody into separate variables and only applying \lyricsto to the
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relevant ones, which might work (the splits don't come in nice places, though, because of an awkwardly placed volta), but I wondered whether
```there was an easier way.
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You can use \skip 1 in \lyricsto to skip one note
of any duration.  (The 1 or any integer has to be
present, but is ignored in lyrics which derive their
duration from associated music).  To skip more notes
use \repeat unfold x { \skip 1 }.

You can see some examples of this in

http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.13/Documentation/notation/techniques-specific-to-lyrics#lyrics-and-repeats

Trevor

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