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Re: Whole measure rests

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Whole measure rests
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 23:27:14 +0100

> > Therefore, in 3/4 time, "r2." should be rendered as a whole note
> > rest symbol, rather than a half note rest followed by a dot.
> Well, it's too hairy for LilyPond to figure that out.
> > Lilypond release 1.4.9 does not implement either of the above
> > conventions, with the result that is produces strange looking
> > output when asked to typeset a piece which contains an entire
> > measure of rest.  An example is appended.
> No, but there is a workaround.  See below.  Thanks for your report, I
> checked the documentation and it's not very clear on this.

Jan, I though you knew how to use LilyPond.
The official solution is to use R2. instead 
of r2. See for example the section on rests
in the reference manual, which says
"Whole bar rests centered in the bar are 
specified using R, see Multi measure rests."
I find that fairly clear.


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