this subject has been discussed in the past, but I haven't found any
solution in the manual nor in the list archives. I currently cheat this
problem by drawing those ties in postscript, but that's not very
Is there some way to set the direction individually for each tie?
I know that the automatic tie positioning algorithm is complicated. Then,
would it be possible to extend the TieColumn object to have a "direction"
property for each tie, e.g. in a list? Then the user could override it's
own positioning "algorithm" more or less like this:
\override TieColumn #'directions = #'(up down down down)
<c' g' b' c''>4 ~ <c' g' b' c''>
\tieColumnNeutral % revert to default
I don't know enough about scheme to know if this makes sense at all. Just
trying to suggest :)