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Re: cello harmonics

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: cello harmonics
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 16:00:14 +0100
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If you search the "Unified index" of the reference manual for
\flageolet, you will end up in the section on "Articulations".
At the bottom of that page you find a link to "Script", which
shows a full list of the properties that can be set on the
Script graphical object (grob, for short). Among others, you
can set font-relative-size if you want a smaller version of the
\property Voice.Script \override #'font-relative-size = #-1

However, both the \open and \flageolet symbols are part of the
LilyPond font, so there's no easy way to make them thinner or
fatter or whatever. If you want to try with on ordinary o instead,
just use a text script:
or use the more advanced text markup features:
a4 ^\markup{\bold o}
or embed some LaTeX code (which destroys LilyPond's ability
to determine the size of the markup, though):


Richard Lyons wrote:
On Sunday 14 December 2003 03:39, Graham Percival wrote:


Ahh, another LilyPond cellist!  There's quite a few of us.  :)

My daughter is the cellist.  But good to know I'm in the right place.


It's in the section of the manual that deals with articulations (and

Nearly. it does produce a letter 'O' not a small circle. I did think of doing a \property \set #'font-family = #'typewriter or something along those lines, but lilypond very sweetly tells me that open is not a grob. I expect there is a font available with a round 'O', if I can find how to specify the right object. Anyone any idea? The very extensive manuals seem to neatly avoid telling you how to adjust the thing you really want to alter...

cbrey suggested /flageolet, which is much nearer - it is a circle, but rather too big (and seems to be grey rather than black on screen -- perhaps that is just antialiasing) If I could make flageolet smaller (and perhaps bold) it would be fine. But the same problem: I don't know how to specify it -- flageolet is also not a grob.

Also, can the roman numerals under the note to indicate which
string be easily produced?


Great: that does what I wanted.


        Mats Bengtsson
        Signal Processing
        Signals, Sensors and Systems
        Royal Institute of Technology
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