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Re: Partial ottava sign

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: Partial ottava sign
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 11:17:29 -0500

Hi Peter,

> Is there an accepted way of notating an ottava sign for only part of a staff? 
> I have a two-handed chord of which the LH part needs to be an octave lower 
> than notated, but the RH part is at pitch.
> I realise that this isn't really a LilyPond question but a general music 
> engraving one (it may turn into a LilPond question depending on the answer, 
> though)..

Do you have “Behind Bars” by Elaine Gould? It’s kind of the definitive starting 
place for all such questions — and an essential (I believe) addition to any 
engraver’s library.

Hope that helps!

Kieren MacMillan, composer (he/him/his)
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