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In Lilypond 2.14.2, I've got two staccato eighth notes connected by a tie:

d'8 \staccato ~ d' \staccato

Unfortunately, the ends of the tie end right at the dots of the staccato, making it look a bit like a smiley face.

Is there a way to offset the tie down a bit to separate them?

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It may be very well worthwhile to try d'8-.( d'-.), that's to say, use a slur instead of a tie.

  • I think there's a good chance that this was what the op intended anyway. To tie two staccato notes seems strange to me. – PeterBjuhr Mar 29 '15 at 9:39
  • I had thought so myself. The staccato marks negate the tie, but staccato under a slur is the usual notation for a jeté stroke in violin music. – user16935 Mar 29 '15 at 16:11
  • Confusing ties and slurs is a very common beginner's mistake with any music notation program., and since Lilypond is focused on notation not playback, you don't get instant feedback that a tie here would play back wrongly. – user19146 Mar 31 '15 at 1:52

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