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\partial 16*5. Some people prefer writing \partial 1*5/16 which scales \partial 1 by the fraction 5/16, but I'd lean towards the simpler version.


I've found one workaround, but I'm not sure I really like it since the sum of the \partial durations is longer than the actual pickup measure: \version "2.16.0" \relative c'' { \key g \major \partial 4 g16 \partial 4 g fis d b | e2 } Using \partial 4 g16 g fis d \partial 16 b | e2 instead doesn't work properly, since it inserts a bar line ...

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