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Element: slide

Description

Glissando and slide types both indicate rapidly moving from one pitch to the other so that individual notes are not discerned. The distinction is similar to that between NIFF's glissando and portamento elements. A slide is continuous between two notes and defaults to a solid line. The optional text for a is printed alongside the line.

Derived By

Type slide

Attributes
Name  Type  Required?  Default  Description 
type  start-stop  Yes 
number  number-level  No 
line-type  line-type  No 
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 
accelerate  yes-no  No 
beats  trill-beats  No  The beats attribute specifies the beats used in a trill-sound or bend-sound. It is a decimal value with a minimum value of 2.
first-beat  percent  No 
last-beat  percent  No 
Content Model

Contains text only.

Referenced By
Example

        <notations>
          <slide line-type="solid" number="1" type="start"/>
        </notations>
      </note>
      <note default-x="119">
        <pitch>
          <step>B</step>
          <octave>4</octave>
        </pitch>
        <duration>4</duration>
        <voice>1</voice>
        <type>half</type>
        <stem default-y="-55.5">down</stem>
        <staff>1</staff>
        <notations>
          <slide line-type="solid" number="1" type="stop"/>
        </notations>
      </note>

Definition

See notations

 

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