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## Horizontal beams

 From: Bruno Tournay Subject: Horizontal beams Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 19:37:51 +0200

```Hello everybody.
This is my very first message on this mailing list, so I would like first to
say shortly how I appreciate Lilypond software... Its two main qualities for me
are the very very nice output result and its tuning possibilities.
Also I found the support for drums/percussion score is unique.

Now my question is: how can I get horizontal beams ?
Recently I upgraded from version 1.4 to 1.6 (1.6.4). With version 1.4 I was
using the following beam properties:
\property Voice.Beam \set #'height = #0
\property Voice.Beam \set #'staff-position = #4

In v1.6 the height property has disappeared. In documentation, I saw something
called damping, but I'm not even sure of its purpose... I tried to set it to
100000 (as said in doc: "100000: horizontal beams"). I think it actually
changed the shape of the beam, but it is still not horizontal.

What can I do ? Am I doing something the wrong way ???