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Re: Moving guitar fingering orientations

From: Jonathan Kulp
Subject: Re: Moving guitar fingering orientations
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 06:53:18 -0500
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20080925)

I thought I had put a warning about this issue in the fretted strings section but perhaps I was just dreaming it. I definitely remember struggling with it until I figured it out, but maybe I didn't get to put a warning because the topic of "fingering" in general is dealt with outside of the fretted strings section.

Sorry for the troubles, Nick. Could we add a warning about fingering orientations in the fretted strings section, too?


Trevor Daniels wrote:

d_3 puts fingering below the staff, d^3 above the staff and d-3 leaves LilyPond to choose.

The section in the manual which you mention says "Fingering instructions may be manually placed above or below the staff, see Direction and placement" and that section tells you how.

The \fingeringOrientations command is specifically for chords, that's why it only works for them. This is perhaps not made crystal clear in the manual, although the heading of the snippet which describes the command is "Controlling the placement of chord fingerings".

Now you know, could you suggest how the manual wording might be changed to prevent others having the same difficulty?


----- Original Message ----- From: "Nick Payne" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2008 8:38 AM
Subject: RE: Moving guitar fingering orientations

Thanks, that fixes it. But according to the documentation, the single note
chordal construction is only needed for string indications, not for
Fingering-instructions). So it looks like you can show fingering without
making every fingered note a chord, but if you want the fingering to display
anywhere except the default location, then it has to have < > around each
fingered note.


-----Original Message-----
From: James E. Bailey [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Sunday, 12 October 2008 16:01
To: Nick Payne
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Moving guitar fingering orientations

I don't know too much about fingerings, but did you try putting each
note inside a chord?

On 12.10.2008, at 05:50, Nick Payne wrote:

> I'm trying to get my fingering indications below the noteheads using
> \set
> fingeringOrientations = #'(down), but they remain resolutely above
> the beam.
> I also tried (left) and (right) with no change either. My two bar
> test input
> and output are attached. Can anyone tell me why this isn't working?
> I'm
> using 2.11.61 on WinXP.
> <><test.png>_______________________________________________
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