I have the following in my measure:

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What would I have to write, to have those <c e>'s connected with beam instead of 1/8 rests, and those in second voice bellow also?


upper voice : <c' e>8[ r8 <c e>] r8 | lower voice : r8 g[ r8 g] | ,did connect them:

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however, I am not shure if those rests should still be there in between?

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    Just to clarify - do you want a beam between the c/e as they are, with the rest still in between? So the actual music isn't changing - just adding a beam? – Chris Sep 21 '14 at 13:21
  • see my edit please.. – branquito Sep 21 '14 at 13:25
  • I'm still confused by what your question is I'm afraid! Your edit is perfectly valid music - if that's what you mean? – Chris Sep 21 '14 at 13:26
  • Ok, now please tell me do I have to do this always like this manually, or is there some kind of override which would apply this kind of style for a few measures? – branquito Sep 21 '14 at 13:30
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    I'm not sure myself, sorry! – Chris Sep 21 '14 at 13:34

The Auto_beam_engraver does not beam over rests, bar lines, manual beams or breathing signs.

The Notation Reference is quite explicit regarding the beaming across rests: "Beams must be entered manually if beams are to be extended over rests."

  • So you are suggesting I should do it manually every time I need it like that? – branquito Sep 21 '14 at 21:05

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