# How to insert a simple "rit."?

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## How to insert a simple "rit."?

 Hi;   Looks like I must be missing something obvious in the lilypond docs (2.20.2)...   How to insert a "rit."? I saw the following in the "Hiding the extender line for text dynamics" snippet. \relative c'' {   \override DynamicTextSpanner.style = #'none   \crescTextCresc   c1\< | d | b | c\! } Obviously snippet pertains to dynamics; is there something similar for tempo adjustments? Thanks, Ken Wolcott
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## Re: How to insert a simple "rit."?

 Greetings Ken, Not exactly sure what you mean by "simple." I just insert a markup where I wish the rit. to begin, as in _\markup \italic "rit." HTH, Hwaen Ch'uqi On 7/5/20, Kenneth Wolcott <[hidden email]> wrote: > Hi; > >   Looks like I must be missing something obvious in the lilypond docs > (2.20.2)... > >   How to insert a "rit."? > > I saw the following in the "Hiding the extender line for text dynamics" > snippet. > > \relative c'' { >   \override DynamicTextSpanner.style = #'none >   \crescTextCresc >   c1\< | d | b | c\! > } > > Obviously snippet pertains to dynamics; is there something similar for > tempo adjustments? > > Thanks, > Ken Wolcott > >
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## Re: How to insert a simple "rit."?

 Thank you! It worked! I added "\bold". Ken On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM Hwaen Ch'uqi <[hidden email]> wrote: > > Greetings Ken, > > Not exactly sure what you mean by "simple." I just insert a markup > where I wish the rit. to begin, as in > > _\markup \italic "rit." > > HTH, > > Hwaen Ch'uqi > > > On 7/5/20, Kenneth Wolcott <[hidden email]> wrote: > > Hi; > > > >   Looks like I must be missing something obvious in the lilypond docs > > (2.20.2)... > > > >   How to insert a "rit."? > > > > I saw the following in the "Hiding the extender line for text dynamics" > > snippet. > > > > \relative c'' { > >   \override DynamicTextSpanner.style = #'none > >   \crescTextCresc > >   c1\< | d | b | c\! > > } > > > > Obviously snippet pertains to dynamics; is there something similar for > > tempo adjustments? > > > > Thanks, > > Ken Wolcott > > > >
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## RE: How to insert a simple "rit."?

 In reply to this post by Kenneth Wolcott Kenneth, Exactly where do you want to insert the "rit."? After the "cresc."? If so, does this work? \version "2.20.0" \relative c'' {     c1_\markup {\italic  "cresc. rit."} | d | b | c } Mark -----Original Message----- From: lilypond-user [mailto:lilypond-user-bounces+carsonmark=[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kenneth Wolcott Sent: Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:19 PM To: [hidden email] Subject: How to insert a simple "rit."? Hi;   Looks like I must be missing something obvious in the lilypond docs (2.20.2)...   How to insert a "rit."? I saw the following in the "Hiding the extender line for text dynamics" snippet. \relative c'' {   \override DynamicTextSpanner.style = #'none   \crescTextCresc   c1\< | d | b | c\! } Obviously snippet pertains to dynamics; is there something similar for tempo adjustments? Thanks, Ken Wolcott
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## Re: How to insert a simple "rit."?

 In reply to this post by Kenneth Wolcott Hi Kenneth, >    Looks like I must be missing something obvious in the lilypond docs > (2.20.2)... > >    How to insert a "rit."? In some scores, "rit." and the like are typeset akin to "Allegro" and other tempo markings; that would be \version "2.21.0" \relative {    e'4 e e2    e4 e e2    \tempo "rit."    e4 g c,4. d8    \tempo "a tempo"    e4 e8 e e4 e } Lukas
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## Re: How to insert a simple "rit."?

 In reply to this post by Kenneth Wolcott Hello all I certainly remember having this same question or confusion. The fact that there is a specific \cresc led me to believe that there ought to be a specific \rit as well. May I suggest that a new Subsection 1.3.4 "Other expressive marks" be added to the Notation manual, simply explaining that "rit." and friends don't need individual commands, and should be dealt with as text markup, with a link to Section 1.8? "Rit." *IS* an "expressive mark" just as much as "cresc." is, after all, and the fact that it isn't mentioned in Section 1.3 tends to make it look as if Lilypond just isn't capable of "rit." - which of course seems strange. A person who's at the stage of trying to find out how to put a "rit." into their score is unlikely to know that they need to look in Section 1.8. Thanks David R Kenneth Wolcott <[hidden email]> writes: > Thank you! It worked! I added "\bold". > > Ken > > On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM Hwaen Ch'uqi > <[hidden email]> wrote: >> >> Greetings Ken, >> >> Not exactly sure what you mean by "simple." I just insert a >> markup >> where I wish the rit. to begin, as in >> >> _\markup \italic "rit." >> >> HTH, >> >> Hwaen Ch'uqi >> >> >> On 7/5/20, Kenneth Wolcott <[hidden email]> wrote: >> > Hi; >> > >> >   Looks like I must be missing something obvious in the >> >   lilypond docs >> > (2.20.2)... >> > >> >   How to insert a "rit."? >> > >> > I saw the following in the "Hiding the extender line for text >> > dynamics" >> > snippet. >> > >> > \relative c'' { >> >   \override DynamicTextSpanner.style = #'none >> >   \crescTextCresc >> >   c1\< | d | b | c\! >> > } >> > >> > Obviously snippet pertains to dynamics; is there something >> > similar for >> > tempo adjustments?