Thanks Luis. That's what I needed. However, the dots are spaced too far apart for my taste and they show up very light on GS (haven't tried printing yet) I am most concerned about the spacing. I can't seem to figure out what makes the space between the dots so big.
At first i thought altering this bit " #'edge-text = #'("8va " . "") " would do the trick. Taking out the space after 8va makes the first dot show up right next to 8va. Not that I really wanted to do that, just experimenting. However, taking the spaces out of " . " making it "." does not fix my spacing problem. Obviously, I don't really know what I am doing with this situation, as I just cut and pasted code from the documentation and made it wok for my spot. I know i am being picky, but if anyone has any ideas I would appreciate them. Thanks.