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Re: pull-off and hammer-on signs don't look good

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: pull-off and hammer-on signs don't look good
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 17:12:34 +0200
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Did you try to attach an example. In that case, it didn't make
it through to the mailing list as the list server filters away
attachments in an attempt to avoid spreading viruses.

It's a very good idea to include an example together with a
question, but in that case you can simply paste it into the

Also, I recommend to upgrade to the version 2.2.x of LilyPond.
Even though it's not available in the default Debian distributions,
you can find dpkgs at

address@hidden wrote:
Hi list,

I'm using the debian lilypond (2.1.0-2) package. I made some tabs with
lilypond, which worked ok. I attached slurs to "notes" and i get
automatically a P for pull of and a H for hammer-on printed, but the P
and H are to big and collide with the slur and the "note". How can I
reduce the font-size of the P and the H? How can I get more space
between the slur and the note?

Sorry, I don't know enough about how the tablature typesetting is
done to answer these questions. You can probably change the
font-relative-size property of the TextScript output object.
For the slurs, there's a property attachment-offset that may
be useful.

Another "spacing-question": How can I put the repeating-brackets, for
play 1st time, play 2nd time, all on the same level? IMHO it does not
look good, if they are on different levels. This is also in the TabStaff

For ordinary staves, the repeat brackets are printed on the same
height unless you have a note that sticks out too far above the
stave in one of the alternative endings. You may try to increase the
minimum-space property so that this default height is large enough:
\property TabStaff.VoltaBracket \override #'minimum-space = #7

Any help appreciated! Perhaps someone can point me to a good starting
point in the manual to study such questions.

The syntax for setting properties has changed from version 2.1.0 to
2.2.x, but I still recommend
from the manual of 2.2 to get an introduction to the ideas of
setting properties.


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