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Element: offset


An offset is represented in terms of divisions, and indicates where the direction will appear relative to the current musical location. This affects the visual appearance of the direction. If an element within a direction includes a default-x attribute, the offset value will be ignored when determining the appearance of that element.

Derived By

Type offset

Name  Type  Required?  Default  Description 
sound  yes-no  No  If the sound attribute is "yes", then the offset affects playback too. If the sound attribute is "no", then any sound associated with the direction takes effect at the current location. The sound attribute is "no" by default for compatibility with earlier versions of the MusicXML format.
Content Model

Contains text only.

Referenced By

      <direction placement="below">
          <dynamics default-x="18" default-y="-70" halign="center">
        <offset sound="yes">24</offset>
        <sound dynamics="112"/>

See direction


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