3.1.9 Arpeggio

Arpeggio objects are created by: Arpeggio_engraver and Span_arpeggio_engraver.

Standard settings:

direction (direction):


If side-axis is 0 (or X), then this property determines whether the object is placed LEFT, CENTER or RIGHT with respect to the other object. Otherwise, it determines whether the object is placed UP, CENTER or DOWN. Numerical values may also be used: UP=1, DOWN=-1, LEFT=-1, RIGHT=1, CENTER=0.

padding (dimension, in staff space):


Add this much extra space between objects that are next to each other.

positions (pair of numbers):


Pair of staff coordinates (left . right), where both left and right are in staff-space units of the current staff. For slurs, this value selects which slur candidate to use; if extreme positions are requested, the closest one is taken.

script-priority (number):


A sorting key that determines in what order a script is within a stack of scripts.

side-axis (number):


If the value is X (or equivalently 0), the object is placed horizontally next to the other object. If the value is Y or 1, it is placed vertically.

staff-position (number):


Vertical position, measured in half staff spaces, counted from the middle line.

stencil (stencil):


The symbol to print.

X-extent (pair of numbers):


Hard coded extent in X direction.

X-offset (number):


The horizontal amount that this object is moved relative to its X-parent.

Y-offset (number):


The vertical amount that this object is moved relative to its Y-parent.

This object supports the following interface(s): arpeggio-interface, font-interface, grob-interface, item-interface, side-position-interface and staff-symbol-referencer-interface.

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