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RE: Changing voice order...

From: Mark Stephen Mrotek
Subject: RE: Changing voice order...
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:32:30 -0700


Since starting Lilypond I have become accustomed to the order presented in
the manual (2.18.2) that states:
Voice 1: highest
Voice 2: lowest
Voice 3: second highest
Voice 4: second lowest
Voice 5: third highest
Voice 6: third lowest.

This arrangement is useful for my setting idiosyncratic piano (Chopin,

Thank you for your kind attention.


-----Original Message-----
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David Kastrup
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:40 AM
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Subject: Changing voice order...

This concerns << ... \\ ... \\ ... ... >>

If we have more than one voice, voices are assigned in order:

1/2, 1/2/3, 1/2/3/4, 1/2/3/4/5, 1/2/3/4/5/6 ...

while the documentation is quite explicit that, ordered from top to bottom,
assignments should be more like

1/2, 3/1/2, 3/1/2/4, 5/3/1/2/4, 5/3/1/2/4/6 ...

namely keeping the small voice numbers for the inner voices.  Now I am sort
of afraid that changing this is likely to end pretty disruptive to existing
scores.  Even though I don't know how many really use the original ordering
unchanged as well as intentionally.


David Kastrup

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