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Re: position of the little '8' in bass clef

From: James Worlton
Subject: Re: position of the little '8' in bass clef
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:02:20 -0500

On Apr 2, 2011, at 11:16 AM, Arlin wrote:

The bass recorder reads bass clef, but it sounds an octave higher than
written, so the clef needs a little '8' over it. In Lilypond this is \clef

But the little '8' is printed way above the clef. Is there a way to lower
the '8' to right above the clef?

Thanks for any help.

Here's how I solved that very problem in a piece for recorders that I'm currently writing:

\clef "bass^8"
\override Staff.OctavateEight #'Y-offset = #1.8
\override Staff.OctavateEight #'X-offset = #0.6

That puts the little 8 closer to the clef, and looking a little more centered to my liking.
Hope this helps.

James Worlton

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