I am trying to denote something where I play a chord, lets say C, but then then I keep playing the note e (for a whole note) key and stop on the other two notes (c and g). Then i play the g note (or c and g) again as a quarter note. Basically I want a whole note at c and then during that whole note i want quarter notes (e and g) played through that measure. I don't think this will effect the answer but the end of that measure's c note is a whole+1 note and the next measure is g quarter notes.

I am trying to engrave this with Lilypond, but just knowing the name of what this is will probably allow me to find it.


This is the act of engraving different voices within a single system. In LilyPond, it is created with the << { *voice1goeshere*} >> \\ << { *voice2goeshere* } >> construction. Here is the relevant portion of the LilyPond manual.

As a sample:

\version "2.19.84"

\score {
  \relative c'
      r4 <e g>4 q q | % put the higher voice first
      g g g g |
      c,1~ | % then the lower voice
      c4 r4 r2 |

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