1.3 Music properties

X-offset (number)

Offset of resulting grob; only used for balloon texts.

Y-offset (number)

Offset of resulting grob; only used for balloon texts.

absolute-octave (integer)

The absolute octave for a octave check note.

alteration (number)

Alteration for figured bass.

articulation-type (string)

Key for script definitions alist.

TODO: Consider making type into symbol.

articulations (list of music)

Articulation events specifically for this note.

associated-context (string)

Name of the Voice context associated with this \newaddlyrics section.

augmented (boolean)

This figure is for an augmented figured bass (with + sign).

augmented-slash (boolean)

This figure is for an augmented figured bass (back-slashed number).

bass (boolean)

Set if this note is a bass note in a chord.

bracket-start (boolean)

Start a bracket here.

TODO: Use SpanEvents?

bracket-stop (boolean)

Stop a bracket here.

break-penalty (number)

Penalty for line break hint.

break-permission (symbol)

Whether to allow, forbid or force a line break.

cautionary (boolean)

If set, this alteration needs a cautionary accidental.

change-to-id (string)

Name of the context to change to.

change-to-type (symbol)

Type of the context to change to.

compress-procedure (procedure)

Compress this music expression. Arg 1: the music, arg 2: factor.

context-id (string)

Name of context.

context-type (symbol)

Type of context.

create-new (boolean)

Create a fresh context.

delta-step (number)

How much should a fall change pitch?

denominator (integer)

Denominator in a time signature.

descend-only (boolean)

If set, this \context only descends in the context tree.

digit (integer)

Digit for fingering.

diminished (boolean)

This bass figure should be slashed.

direction (direction)

Print this up or down?

drum-type (symbol)

Which percussion instrument to play this note on.

duration (duration)

Duration of this note or lyric.

element (music)

The single child of a Music_wrapper music object, or the body of a repeat.

elements (list of music)

A list of elements for sequential of simultaneous music, or the alternatives of repeated music.

elements-callback (procedure)

Return a list of children, for use by a sequential iterator. Takes a single music parameter.

error-found (boolean)

If true, a parsing error was found in this expression.

expected-beam-count (integer)

Expected number of non-tremolo beams in a tremolo repeat.

figure (integer)

A bass figure.

force-accidental (boolean)

If set, a cautionary accidental should always be printed on this note.

grob-property (symbol)

The symbol of the grob property to set.

grob-property-path (list)

A list of symbols, locating a nested grob property, e.g., (beamed-lengths details).

grob-value (any type)

The value of the grob property to set.

input-tag (any type)

Arbitrary marker to relate input and output.

inversion (boolean)

If set, this chord note is inverted.

iterator-ctor (procedure)

Function to construct a music-event-iterator object for this music.

label (markup)

Label of a mark.

last-pitch (pitch)

The last pitch after relativization.

length (moment)

The duration of this music.

length-callback (procedure)

How to compute the duration of this music. This property can only be defined as initializer in ‘scm/define-music-types.scm’.

line-break-permission (symbol)

When the music is at top-level, whether to allow, forbid or force a line break.

metronome-count (number)

How many beats in a minute?

name (symbol)

Name of this music object.

no-continuation (boolean)

If set, disallow continuation lines.

numerator (integer)

Numerator of a time signature.

octavation (integer)

This pitch was octavated by how many octaves? For chord inversions, this is negative.

once (boolean)

Apply this operation only during one time step?

origin (input location)

Where was this piece of music defined?

page-break-permission (symbol)

When the music is at top-level, whether to allow, forbid or force a page break.

page-label (symbol)

The label of a page marker.

page-marker (boolean)

If true, and the music expression is found at top-level, a page marker object is instanciated instead of a score.

page-turn-permission (symbol)

When the music is at top-level, whether to allow, forbid or force a page turn.

parenthesize (boolean)

Enclose resulting objects in parentheses?

part-combine-status (symbol)

Change to what kind of state? Options are solo1, solo2 and unisono.

pitch (pitch)

The pitch of this note.

pitch-alist (list)

A list of pitches jointly forming the scale of a key signature.

pop-first (boolean)

Do a revert before we try to do a override on some grob property.

prob-property (symbol)

The symbol of the prob property to set.

procedure (procedure)

The function to run with \applycontext. It must take a single argument, being the context.

property-operations (list)

Do these operations for instantiating the context.

quoted-context-id (string)

The ID of the context to direct quotes to, e.g., cue.

quoted-context-type (symbol)

The name of the context to direct quotes to, e.g., Voice.

quoted-events (vector)

A vector of with moment and event-list entries.

quoted-music-name (string)

The name of the voice to quote.

quoted-transposition (pitch)

The pitch used for the quote, overriding \transposition.

quoted-voice-direction (direction)

Should the quoted voice be up-stem or down-stem?

repeat-count (integer)

Do a \repeat how often?

span-direction (direction)

Does this start or stop a spanner?

span-type (string)

What kind of spanner should be created?

TODO: Consider making type into symbol.

split-list (list)

Splitting moments for part combiner.

start-callback (procedure)

Function to compute the negative length of starting grace notes. This property can only be defined as initializer in ‘scm/define-music-types.scm’.

string-number (integer)

The number of the string in a StringNumberEvent.

symbol (symbol)

Grob name to perform an override or revert on.

tags (list)

List of symbols that for denoting extra details, e.g., \tag #'part … could tag a piece of music as only being active in a part.

tempo-unit (duration)

The unit for the metronome count.

text (markup)

Markup expression to be printed.

text-type (symbol)

Particular type of text script (e.g., finger, dynamic).

to-relative-callback (procedure)

How to transform a piece of music to relative pitches.

tonic (pitch)

Base of the scale.

tremolo-type (integer)

Speed of tremolo, e.g., 16 for c4:16.

trill-pitch (pitch)

Pitch of other note of the trill.

tweaks (list)

An alist of properties to override in the backend for the grob made of this event.

type (symbol)

The type of this music object. Determines iteration in some cases.

types (list)

The types of this music object; determines by what engraver this music expression is processed.

untransposable (boolean)

If set, this music is not transposed.

value (any type)

Assignment value for a translation property.

void (boolean)

If this property is #t, then the music expression is to be discarded by the toplevel music handler.

what (symbol)

What to change for auto-change.

FIXME: Naming.

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