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Re: Flag grouping

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Flag grouping
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 06:53:32 +0200 (CEST)

> The piece I am trying to typeset at the moment starts with a 5 note scale
> pattern as an anacrusis on the soprano line:
> \relative c'' {
>   \time 6/8
>   \partial 8*5
>   \key e \minor
>   \stemUp
>   b8 c d e fis |
> }
> The original score has that pickup as a big group of five 8th notes,
> and at often times has full bars as one big group of six.  By
> default, lilypond sorts the notes into two groups, one of two 8th
> notes and one of three 8th notes. Please teach me how to change
> that.

Enter the beam directly, overriding lilypond's automatic beam feature.

  \relative c'' {
    \time 6/8
    \partial 8*5
    \key e \minor
    b8[ c d e fis] |


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