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Re: Braces with TabStaff

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Braces with TabStaff
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:39:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Carl Sorensen <> writes:

> It seems to me like a ChoirStaff is a special kind of StaffGroup that
> is not intended to have tablature associated with it.
> Wouldn’t the better approach be to have the user create a new custom
> StaffGroup?

Singers with lute are not untypical for a Renaissance ensemble.  At any
rate, LilyPond's job description does not really include fighting
imprudent typesetting choices with baffling behavior.

"Are you sure you want ..." is a usage rather than a programming

> One of the strengths of LilyPond is keeping appropriate semantics in
> the input files.

But not by ejecting its stomach in the users' faces when it doesn't like
what they want.

> I don’t think ChoirStaff is the appropriate semantics for a StaffGroup
> containing a traditional music staff and a tablature staff.

But the user is not asking you to do the typesetting, but LilyPond.

David Kastrup

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