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Re: how to increase Slur padding?

From: Flaming Hakama by Elaine
Subject: Re: how to increase Slur padding?
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 15:49:54 -0800

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From: Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden>
To: Lilypond-User Mailing List <address@hidden>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:28:36 -0400
Subject: how to increase Slur padding?
Hi all,

In a current engraving project, I’ve got lots of slurs which I don’t have time to \shape manually. Mostly, I’d just like a little more "padding" between the slur and the highest note in an arpeggiating pattern:

This could either be accomplished by making the slur a little "taller", or moving it a little up, or both.

I tried to adjust #'padding, but that didn’t work. I looked in #'details, but couldn’t make heads-nor-tails of which one(s) of the many parameters would be the one(s) to adjust.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.


Kieren MacMillan, composer
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Not sure if this got answered, but I was going through my inbox and found this question and figured better late than never.

Also, your example image was cropped, so I didn't see the exact figure you are working with, so I made one up that looked similar.

Re: how to increase Slur padding? (Kieren MacMillan)

\version "2.18.0"
\include ""

music = \relative c'' {
    \key a \major4
    \time 3/4
    cs8 ( a' cs cs, a'4 )

\score {
    \layout {}

\score {
    \layout {
        % For slurs like yours, that span an octave, this needs to be larger than 4
        \override Slur.height-limit = 5

        % Larger values of this create bigger curves.  I think the default is 0.3
        \override Slur.ratio = 0.5


Elaine Alt
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