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Re: controlling the tie "gap" [and a possible bug?]

From: Andrew Bernard
Subject: Re: controlling the tie "gap" [and a possible bug?]
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 22:05:10 +1100

As it happens, I'm doing a 200 page string quartet at the moment and every page and every part is full of slurs like this, that end and start on a single note. In this case it is to indicate the pulsing of the phrase and repeated notes in particular - and in case this is obscure, it is mentioned in the performance notes in the preface.

It's a valid use case, and very handy. What constitutes a 'valid' musical score is a very fraught question. In the case of lilypond, it's Common Era music mostly. But I do New Complexity School music and that's equally valid, even if not to universal taste. I am the first to confess that I do not expect Lilypond to deal with my complex issues out of the box, but it can be coaxed into doing a very fine job with enough Scheme functions.

I'd prefer the slurs to be a bit further apart also in this case.


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