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In German music-notation, we know the term "tacet" in order to say the musician not to play his chords for a while. How can that be typeset with lilypond? It's similar to "N.C.", but in most common books the text "tacet" is printed.

  • "Tacet' is used internationally. – PiedPiper Jan 4 at 19:49
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It depends on how you want the tacet to be printed. A simple

R1*20 ^ \markup{Tacet}

will print the word 'Tacet' above the staff:

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Combine it with \compressFullBarRests for a short version:

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  • Thanks for your fast reply. I've tried: the definition CMString = { <c e g>-\markup { \whiteout { \hspace #-2 "Tacet" } } } CMStringX = #(append (sequential-music-to-chord-exceptions CMString #t) ignatzekExceptions) and use: \set chordNameExceptions = #CMStringX c \unset chordNameExceptions but my "a" is always overlined. Any idea? – user58241 Jan 4 at 19:44
  • Trying ^ }markup{tacet} in chordmode results in errors – user58241 Jan 4 at 19:50
  • Ah, I'm using it in regular mode. – Glorfindel Jan 4 at 20:03
  • Ok, Thanks. I will try! – user58241 Jan 4 at 20:09
  • Thanks so much for your help! I will try the "Tipp Ex"- method and remove whatever isn't needed. I am a little in trouble with my publishing date. – user58241 Jan 4 at 20:13

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