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Re: Fw: [tablatures] Vertical Placement of Slurs

From: Colin Hall
Subject: Re: Fw: [tablatures] Vertical Placement of Slurs
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:51:50 +0000
User-agent: mu4e; emacs 23.3.1

Mitchell replied privately, see below.

Mitchell Pryor writes:
> Colin Hall writes:
>> Mitchell Pryor writes:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: oldwhtman [mailto:address@hidden 
>>> Sent: 15 February 2013 15:57
>>> To: address@hidden
>>> Subject: [tablatures] Vertical Placement of Slurs
>>> I am using version 2.16 provided by Fedora 18. I've just noticed in my 
>>> current project that some of the slurs are placed much higher than the 
>>> others for no apparent reason. I thought it was being caused by the \grace 
>>> function, but after removing all occurrences of \grace several slurs were 
>>> still placed too high. If I place a \grace note before the next slur the 
>>> slur is placed properly but the slur following it is raised too high. 
>>> This seems to be new behaviour as I have not encountered it before I 
>>> upgraded to Fedora 18. I will attempt to upload the source file in case 
>>> someone is interested.
>>> down_the_yard_tab.ly
>>> <http://lilypond-s-support-for-tablatures.3383434.n2.nabble.com/file/n7572541/down_the_yard_tab.ly>
>>> Anyone else having a similar problem?
>>> Mike
>> Thanks for joining the list and submitting that bug report, Mike.
>> If you could help us a little then we will find it much easier to help
>> you. Our policy is to only accept bug reports against the latest
>> official or development versions. We also ask users to submit very short
>> examples that demonstrate the problem, as explained here:
>> http://lilypond.org/community.html
>> and click on the Tiny Examples link to go here:
>> http://lilypond.org/tiny-examples.html
>> With the above in mind could you try one or more of the following:
>> Install 2.16.2 and see if your engraving is improved.
>> Install 2.17.12 and see if your engraving is improved.
>> Try to create a tiny example and send it to bug-lilypond.
> I tried your source file using two lilypond versions that I happened to
> have available: 2.16.1 and 2.17.11. See attached.
> The problem with the vertical placement of slurs is not obvious to me,
> but then I do not read tablature or play fretted instruments.
> Could you point out exactly where the problem lies?
> Or if another tab player could confirm that there is a bug here, that
> would be great too.
> Colin, thanks for your reply. In the tab I sent you, bars 12, 13 and 22 are 
> affected by this "bug". The slurs are about 3 times higher than the other 
> slurs in my version of Lilypond.

Colin Hall

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