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Re: lyrics

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: lyrics
Date: 01 Nov 2001 14:40:26 +0100

Maury Merkin <address@hidden> writes:

> I have found that my problem with lining up the lyrics is always in the
> case of tied notes.  So that if I have a word "ride" which is to be sung
> on a g-sharp eighth note and then held for an additional half note (in ly
> notation: | b8 gis' ~ gis2 | ) the lyric is never made to hold for the
> duration but, rather, the word "long" is properly shown as sung on the b
> eighth note and "ride" is properly shown as sung on the g-sharp eighth
> note but then the next word is shown as sung on the g-sharp half note.

That's what automaticMelismata is for:

\score {
    \context Staff \notes \relative c '' {
      \property Staff.automaticMelismata = ##t
      b8 gis' ~ gis2 c
    \context Lyrics \lyrics {
      word ride long

> UGH!!!

It's in the manual, too

Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter       |

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