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Re: Sacred Harp engraving

From: Neil Puttock
Subject: Re: Sacred Harp engraving
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:14:15 +0100

On 14/04/2008, Adrian Mariano <address@hidden> wrote:

>  Sounds like there's no real alternative.  Using two commands is clean and
> simple.  I see that the other person who reported this issue proposed that
> same solution.

There's two options I can see for this:

1. Add a command such as \sacredHarpHeadsMinor;

2. Split the command into two, i.e., \sacredHarpHeadsMajor &

The first option is simplest, since there's no requirement for a
convert-ly rule.

>  Is it simple or complicated to change the noteheads for the whole notes to
> be the same as those for half notes?

Both. :)

The simple way is to override the duration log whenever there's a
whole note, but obviously this needs to be reverted for any filled
note heads.

\once \override NoteHead #'duration-log = #1

A more complicated way would be to make a scheme function to check the
note values automatically, changing duration-log when a whole note is


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