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Re: Lyrics assignment problem

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: Lyrics assignment problem
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 12:59:05 +0200
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On Monday 14 June 2004 12.47, Bertalan Fodor wrote:
> >         \new Lyrics \lyrics <<
> >           \lyricsto singerA { Pam -- pam -- pam -- pam -- pam. }
> >           \lyricsto singerB { La -- la -- la -- la -- la. }
> >           \lyricsto singerC { Blah -- blah -- blah -- blah -- blah. }
> >         }
> >
> > }
> Wow! More lyricsto's can be put in the same Lyrics?! Fine!
> Now I can really see a need for a doc called "Advanced Lyrics positioning".
> I have much experience now, perhaps I will write this some time. (Even for
> myself, because I always forget what I found before.)
> However, this is still a workaround, but not a solution or an answer why
> not my first attempt was correct.
> You see, when I say \lyricsto "singer" { words } I think that words should
> be aligned to the notes in the Voice context of "singer".
> I wouldn't create a new Voice where there is not a new Voice. It's not good
> that I have to experiment with my score - what is the structure Lily eats..
> (Takes very much time.)

I agree to your standpoint. I have had some experience with the current system 
now, and there are a few itches. Since some people now independently have 
reported problems concerning lyrics, I think I'll start thinking & then 
propose a better system to the coders. (your problem is far from the only one 
related to lyrics syntax & intuition).

Meanwhile, you can read this thread for ideas & explanations:


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