I am trying to have a slured note to 'nothing' in a musical example in my paper, like this:

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Any tie (~) or slur () I put in Lilypond (actually Frescobaldi), nothing happens.
This is the code I am using:

\version "2.18.2"
  global = {
  \key bes \major
  \time 6/8

violin = \relative c'' {
  % Music follows here.
  c ees f~

\score {
  \new Staff \violin
  \layout { }

Any help is appreciated!

  • 1
    That apart - 6/8 doesn't normally group notes like that. – Tim May 10 '17 at 21:29

You can tie the note to a hidden note.

{ \time 6/8 \relative c'' {
  c4 e f~ | \once \hideNotes f c b
} }
  • You can hide the barline if you want. c4 e f~ \bar "" \hideNotes f – user19146 May 10 '17 at 21:22

Use \laissezVibrer instead of ~. Cf the notation manual.

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