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Re: Ottava horizontal shift

From: Jan Warchoł
Subject: Re: Ottava horizontal shift
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 18:34:38 +0100

2011/1/5 Phil Holmes <address@hidden>:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shane Brandes" <address@hidden>
> To: <address@hidden>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 12:23 AM
> Subject: Ottava horizontal shift
>> Hello all,
>>  This is another perplexing thing. I am trying to figure out how to
>> shift the ottava indications directly over their corresponding chords.
>> There does not seem to be an obvious solution. So here is the miminmal
>> example. The end result should have 8va loco. 8va. loco. read in a
>> single line.
>> regards
>> Shane
> I did look at your previous post (and spotted the mis-spelling) and
> concluded that there simply wasn't space for lily to fit everything in.  Why
> would you want an ottava on one note, then lose it, then have it again, then
> lose it again?  Surely it's easier for the performer to simply have ledger
> lines?

In my opinion it won't always be better to have many ledger lines, try this:

\relative a' {
        <a b'>
        <b' c'>
        <a, b'>
        <b' c'>


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