2.2.4 Auto_beam_engraver

Generate beams based on measure characteristics and observed Stems. Uses beatLength, measureLength, and measurePosition to decide when to start and stop a beam. Overriding beaming is done through Stem_engraver properties stemLeftBeamCount and stemRightBeamCount.

Music types accepted:


Properties (read)

autoBeaming (boolean)

If set to true then beams are generated automatically.

autoBeamSettings (list)

Specifies when automatically generated beams should begin and end. See behavior Setting automatic beam behavior for more information.

beatLength (moment)

The length of one beat in this time signature.

subdivideBeams (boolean)

If set, multiple beams will be subdivided at beat positions by only drawing one beam over the beat.

This engraver creates the following layout object(s):


Auto_beam_engraver is part of the following context(s): CueVoice, DrumVoice, GregorianTranscriptionVoice, MensuralVoice, TabVoice, VaticanaVoice and Voice.

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