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Element: octave-shift


The octave shift type indicates where notes are shifted up or down from their true pitched values because of printing difficulty. Thus a treble clef line noted with 8va will be indicated with an octave-shift down from the pitch data indicated in the notes.

Derived By

Type octave-shift

Name  Type  Required?  Default  Description 
type  up-down-stop-continue  Yes 
number  number-level  No  When a number-level value is implied, the value is 1 by default.
size  xs:positiveInteger  No  A size of 8 indicates one octave; a size of 15 indicates two octaves.
dash-length  tenths  No 
space-length  tenths  No 
default-x  tenths  No 
default-y  tenths  No 
relative-x  tenths  No 
relative-y  tenths  No 
font-family  comma-separated-text  No 
font-style  font-style  No 
font-size  font-size  No 
font-weight  font-weight  No 
color  color  No 
Content Model

Always empty.

Referenced By

        <octave-shift dash-length="7.5" default-y="33" size="8" space-length="7.5" type="down"/>

See direction-type


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