2.2.9 Beam_engraver

Handle Beam events by engraving beams. If omitted, then notes are printed with flags instead of beams.

Music types accepted:


Properties (read)

beamMelismaBusy (boolean)

Signal if a beam is present.

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.

Properties (write)

forbidBreak (boolean)

If set to ##t, prevent a line break at this point.

This engraver creates the following layout object(s):


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

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