Dylan Nicholson <dylannic <at> bigpond.net.au>
2005-10-04 22:39:50 GMT
The following file tries to squeeze onto one line when it clearly doesn't fit (the double barline at the end
is cut off, for a start):
c8 d e f g a
c, d16 d e8 f g a
c, d e16 e f8 g a
c, d e f16 f g8 a
c,8. d16 e8 f g8. a16
r8 d, e f g a
c, d e f g r
r d e r f g
c, r e r g
I was actually creating this file to see what beaming policies lilypond uses - to me the 2nd last bar here
looks a bit odd for 3/4 (it looks like a 6/8 bar), but to be honest, I'm not sure how it would automatically
determine a better configuration.
The 6th bar isn't perhaps ideal either, I suspect most publishers would prefer not to beam the f to the g.
I assume the rule it's using is that quavers are beamed over beat (crotchet) boundaries - shorter notes are
only beamed within each beat. Probably reasonable enough for 99% of cases anyway.
Actually one other thing - why is the duration number necessary when using a dot?
I would expect to be able to type "c,. d16 e8 f g. a16" for the 5th bar here, but it doesn't work.
The documentation doesn't suggest that the duration number is required, but all the examples include it.