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Re: Extending the width of a glissando

From: Peter Toye
Subject: Re: Extending the width of a glissando
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 10:45:43 +0100

Hello Lukas-Fabian,

Thanks again. I was looking at the wrong place in the documentation. There's a fine line to be drawn between tweaking and changing a default when you only want to do it once.


One thing puzzles me about the documentation when it comes to placement - it continually refers to the 'reference point' for an object.  I sort of understand what it means, but it doesn't seem to be defined anywhere. For instance - to rotate a hairpin you have to specify the co-ordinates of the centre of rotation relative to its reference point. But where is the reference point for a hairpin? The start, the middle, the end? (The phrase is also used in other contests, such as octave placement in NR section 1.1.1, to add to the confusion).

Best regards,



Sunday, September 19, 2021, 5:10:33 PM, Lukas-Fabian Moser wrote:

Hi Peter,

Am 19.09.21 um 18:02 schrieb Peter Toye:
I need to extend the width of a glissando so that it's visible. There isn't room between the dot and the accidental for any meaningful symbol. As you can see, I've tried various tweaks but none of them has any effect.

\version "2.22.1"

\language "english"


  \override = #'zigzag

  %  \override Glissando.X-extent = #'( -10 . 10)

  %  \override = #5

  % \override SpacingSpanner.shortest-duration-space = #50

  cs'4. \glissando c'8 


This is discussed in the manual:


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