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## Re: Shrinking beams along with noteheads

 From: -Eluze Subject: Re: Shrinking beams along with noteheads Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 01:14:58 -0800 (PST)

nachkan wrote:
>
> I am simply trying to explicitly write out a glissando in small notes (of
> a specified size), while keeping the rhythmic notation accurate. They
> happen to be 64th notes, so they have four beams connecting the stems. It
> is easy enough to make the noteheads the desired size with e.g. "\override
> NoteHead #'font-size = #-2". However, I cannot figure out how to make the
> beams smaller as well - which is a fairly big deal when you have four
> beams. I see that I can make the beam lines themselves thinner by writing
> e.g. "\override Beam #'thickness = #0.35", but they are still spaced the
> same distance apart as they normally would be. I cannot find any reference
> to any variable or property which modifies the distance (or "gap") between
> the beams (the Beam object's "gap" property, while sounding promising,
> seems to do nothing) - if I could, this problem would be solved.
>
> What I am looking for is essentially the same as what \grace does, but the
> notation it creates is too small for me, and I want to be able to set the
> size to somewhere in between grace note size and normal note size.
>
> I thought this would be a common enough problem but after hours of
> searching the internet, the lilypond docs, and these forums, I haven't
> been able to find a solution. Is there some way to modify the beam
> spacings in this way? Is there some way to alter the \grace command to
> produce the desired effect? Or any other way of approaching this problem?
> I don't mind doing some Scheme or other technical/geeky stuff, but I am
> currently at a loss as to how to proceed with this.
>
>
> Any help is really appreciated, thank you.
>

maybe  \new CueVoice { … } is what you're looking for!?
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