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Re: How to double in octaves

From: Daniel Ashton
Subject: Re: How to double in octaves
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 15:23:04 -0400
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Mats Bengtsson wrote:

>> For extra credit: When I applied this technique, the slurs appeared
>> only in the lower octave.  Is this a bug?  working as designed?  Is
>> there a quick way to get slurs on both octaves?
> This is the desired behaviour! If you have chords of music that
> really belong to one and the same voice, you should only have one
> slur. At least, that's the answer usually given by the main authors
> of Lilypond whenever this question appears. If you find some
> exception in a music typesetting book or in a score published by some
> of the major publishers, send a bug report on Lilypond.

Here's the exception.  The part is a bass part for use by baritone and
tuba players.  A given player will probably be reading only the top line
or the bottom line (but a talented player of either instrument might
switch at whim).  Therefore, I _think_ I want the slur to appear on both.

If the doubled octave is truly for one player, i.e. a pianist's left
hand, then I agree with putting the slur only at the note-head end of


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