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Re: clef and transposition

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: clef and transposition
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 17:58:13 +0100

> Hello,
> Mhh. I've read the following in the manual:
> "By adding _8 or ^8 to the clef name, the clef is transposed one octave down 
> or up, respectively."
> I've tried to do this (... \clef violin_8 ...) but I got a parse error 
> message. Maybe I'm a little bit stupid or so but what was my mistake? :-)

I would rather blame the manual than your attempt to interprete it. 
The problem is that within a \notes section, the front-end of 
Lilypond treats underscores a bit special. Therefore, you have to 
add quotes:
\clef "violin_8"
to make it work.


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