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Re: minimum measure size?

From: Tom Sgouros
Subject: Re: minimum measure size?
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 08:43:47 -0500

Thank you all (and Brian, who replied directly) for your suggestions. Proportional notation seems to do what I need, simply, but the other seems worth investigating.


On Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 4:02 AM Valentin Petzel <> wrote:
Hello Tom,

Consider using proportional notation to ensure there is always space for note
values as small as you need them.


Am Mittwoch, 29. Dezember 2021, 00:18:24 CET schrieb Tom Sgouros:
> Hello all:
> How can I set a minimum measure size? I want to make some scratch
> engravings of piano music with lots of room in blank upper or lower staves
> so I can pencil in my choices as I work them out. But some of the measures
> have only a couple of notes recorded, so they shrink too small to write
> anything else in.
> 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?
> Thank you,
>  -Tom

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