I have prepared a \header and I would like to increase the vertical space before my first stave, which also includes chords.

Is that also possible with LilyPond?


The simplest approach would be to include a \markup \vspace #1 command before your score block. You can change the #1 to any value, including values with decimals.

\version "2.18.2"

\header {
  title = "This"

\markup \vspace #1 % change this value accordingly

sample = \relative c'' {

\score {
  \new Staff \sample
  \layout { }

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