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Re: Vertical position of rests in DrumVoice

From: David Sumbler
Subject: Re: Vertical position of rests in DrumVoice
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:27:34 +0100

On Tue, 2020-09-15 at 11:57 +0100, David Sumbler wrote:
> I am having difficulty controlling the vertical postioning of rests
> in
> a DrumStaff which has several DrumVoices representing different
> instruments.
> The easy method of using a note-name followed by '\rest' doesn't seem
> to work in a DrumStaff.  I have tried, for instance, 'sn8\rest', but
> this produces a syntax error.
> The other method I tried is overriding Rest.voiced-position and
> MultiMeasureRest.voiced-position in the relevant Voice context, but
> this seems to work inconsistently - something else is overriding it. 
> And in the case of the MultiMeasureRest nothing I do will move a
> whole-
> bar rest below the bottom line of the staff, even though in the same
> voice minim rests are being placed one or two lines below the staff
> by
> Lilypond itself.
> How do I take full control of the vertical positioning of these
> rests?

My apologies to all on the list for wasting bandwidth.  I eventually
stumbled on the answer to my question, which is to use
        \override Rest.staff-position = 6
        \override MultiMeasureRest.staff-position = 6
or similar.

The relevant variable is hidden away in the Internals Reference under
"staff-symbol-referencer-interface".  I confess that, although I had
looked at the lists of variables under the all the other interfaces
listed at the bottom of the IR pages for Rest etc., I hadn't looked at
this one because the name is so unpromising.

Yet I now find that the only variable listed there is the very one I


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