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Re: Polyphony?

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: Polyphony?
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 01:07:23 -0700

On Tue, 20 May 2003 14:54:38 +1200
Jonathan Rosanowski <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm using lilypond for cygwin 1.6.0.
> I'm trying to write some guitar music. Sometimes the bass notes may ring on 
> while notes above play. I'm guessing that I need to write this using 
> polyphony. Is that correct? If so, then how do you enter a quarter note bass 
> with two eight notes above it. 
> I tried this < c8 e a \\ {a,4}> < c8 e a > but it pushes the second chord out 
> to the next quarter note position.

That's close.  Try this:
< {<c8 e a> <c e a>} \\ {a,4}>

The trick is nesting the <>s.  :)

- Graham

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