# enlarging default stem length

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## enlarging default stem length

 I find that sometimes the notes looks clumsy. I think the length of the stem is too short as in this example: \version "2.16" \score { \relative c { \clef bass      \times 4/6 { f,16 c f g a c }      \times 4/6 { a g f c f, c' } r2 |     } } I would like the stem length as in this example: \score {  \relative c { \clef bass      \once \override Beam #'positions = #'(2 . 3)      \times 4/6 { f,16 c f g a c }      \once \override Beam #'positions = #'(2.5 . 1.5)      \times 4/6 { a g f c f, c' } r2 |    } } I am reluctant to splatter this overrides all over the score. Can I set this somehow with a general? Regards Helge _______________________________________________ lilypond-user mailing list [hidden email] https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lilypond-user
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## Re: enlarging default stem length

 On 14/04/13 17:49, Helge Kruse wrote: > I find that sometimes the notes looks clumsy. I think the length of > the stem is too short as in this example: > > \version "2.16" > > \score { \relative c { \clef bass >     \times 4/6 { f,16 c f g a c } >     \times 4/6 { a g f c f, c' } r2 | >    } > } > > I would like the stem length as in this example: > > \score {  \relative c { \clef bass >     \once \override Beam #'positions = #'(2 . 3) >     \times 4/6 { f,16 c f g a c } >     \once \override Beam #'positions = #'(2.5 . 1.5) >     \times 4/6 { a g f c f, c' } r2 | >   } > } > > I am reluctant to splatter this overrides all over the score. Can I > set this somehow with a general? This does approximately what you want: \score { \relative c { \clef bass      \override Stem.length-fraction = #(magstep 3)      \times 4/6 { f,16 c f g a c }      \times 4/6 { a g f c f, c' } r2 |     } } _______________________________________________ lilypond-user mailing list [hidden email] https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lilypond-user
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## Re: enlarging default stem length

 Am 14.04.2013 10:05, schrieb Nick Payne: > On 14/04/13 17:49, Helge Kruse wrote: >> I find that sometimes the notes looks clumsy. I think the length of >> the stem is too short as in this example: >> >> \version "2.16" >> >> \score { \relative c { \clef bass >> \times 4/6 { f,16 c f g a c } >> \times 4/6 { a g f c f, c' } r2 | >> } >> } >> >> I would like the stem length as in this example: >> >> \score { \relative c { \clef bass >> \once \override Beam #'positions = #'(2 . 3) >> \times 4/6 { f,16 c f g a c } >> \once \override Beam #'positions = #'(2.5 . 1.5) >> \times 4/6 { a g f c f, c' } r2 | >> } >> } >> >> I am reluctant to splatter this overrides all over the score. Can I >> set this somehow with a general? > > This does approximately what you want: > > \score { \relative c { \clef bass > \override Stem.length-fraction = #(magstep 3) > \times 4/6 { f,16 c f g a c } > \times 4/6 { a g f c f, c' } r2 | > } > } Ok, so I don't have to try the position values for the individual beams. That's an improvement. But when I set this globally it gives a bad look at other notes. It looks like that the reason for this behavior is that Lilypond tries to set the center of all beam lines at a specific point. Only when the distance between the note head a the closest line is less a minimum the beam is move a bit away. You can see this in this example (measures 2 and 4). Without the changed length-fraction the middle of the beam has always the same Y-position. \score {    \relative c {      \clef bass      c8 e c e      c16 e c e c e c e |      c8 e c e      c32 e c e c e c e c e c e c e c e      \override Stem #'length-fraction = #(magstep 3)      c8 e c e      c16 e c e c e c e |      c8 e c e      c32 e c e c e c e c e c e c e c e    } } I am looking for a way to get a larger minimum but keep the length of the stem in general. Unfortunately I found nothing to overwrite at http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.16/Documentation/internals/stem as well as I didn't find magstep there. Regards Helge _______________________________________________ lilypond-user mailing list [hidden email] https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lilypond-user