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## Re: minimum measure size?

 From: Aaron Hill Subject: Re: minimum measure size? Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2021 21:08:33 -0800 User-agent: Roundcube Webmail/1.4.9

On 2021-12-28 3:18 pm, Tom Sgouros wrote:

I was reviewing the settable parameters, but I think maybe I don't

understand enough of lilypond's native jargon yet to know what to look for. I found setting for counting measures and grouping measures, but what about
measuring measures? What tree should I be barking up here?



If your intention is to have to more room for penciling in things, you could look at the section on Horizontal Spacing [1]. There are a few ways in which you can instruct LilyPond to place notes further apart:

%%%%

notes = \relative b' { \time 3/4 b4 a g | a2 g4 | fis8 g a4 b | c2. \bar "|." }

{ \notes }
{ \override Score.SpacingSpanner.spacing-increment = #2 \notes }

{ \override Score.SpacingSpanner.base-shortest-duration = #(ly:make-moment 1/32) \notes }
%%%%


[1]: https://lilypond.org/doc/v2.22/Documentation/notation/horizontal-spacing



Another option is to simply set the total number of systems for your score. LilyPond will naturally spread out music if it is constrained to meet a minimum system count:

%%%%
\paper { system-count = 2 }
{ \notes }
%%%%

-- Aaron Hill