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Re: new Voices and Lyrics

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: new Voices and Lyrics
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:48:36 +0200
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"address@hidden" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hey users,
> This question has been kicked around a few times on this list, but I can't 
> find a current response, so I'm looking for some help.
> In a piece I'm working on, the singers need to clap in rhythm and say text at 
> the same time.  In order to do this, I'm creating two voices - a text voice 
> and a clapping voice.  The text voice still needs lyrics attached to it, 
> whereas the clapping voice doesn't.
> Here's a mockup of the only solution I've thought of so far:
> \new Staff <<
>   \new Voice = "foo" \relative c' { a b c
>     << << \new Voice = "bar" { d e } \lyricsto "bar" \new Lyrics { i work } 
> >> \\
>        \new Voice { f8 g a b } >>
>    c4 d }
> \lyricsto "foo" \new Lyrics { a b c d e }
> There are a few problems with this approach:
> 1)  Lilypond drops the last two notes into the ether.
> 2)  The lyrics are typeset lower than the original line.
> Is there a quick and easy way to do this sorta thing?  Ideally, I'd
> like not to resort to having two voices running on the staff at all
> times (as the clapping takes place late in the work and only once, so
> I'd need to create a voice with a lot of skips in a piece that changes
> time signatures almost every measure).

You've seen the attachment I added to
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David Kastrup

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