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Element: wavy-line

Description

Wavy lines are one way to indicate trills. When used with a measure element, they should always have type="continue" set.

Derived By

Type wavy-line

Attributes
Name  Type  Required?  Default  Description 
type  start-stop-continue  Yes 
number  number-level  No  When a number-level value is implied, the value is 1 by default.
default-x  tenths  No 
default-y  tenths  No 
relative-x  tenths  No 
relative-y  tenths  No 
placement  above-below  No 
color  color  No 
start-note  start-note  No 
trill-step  trill-step  No  The trill-step attribute describes the alternating note of trills and mordents for playback, relative to the current note.
two-note-turn  two-note-turn  No  The two-note-turn attribute describes the ending notes of trills and mordents for playback, relative to the current note.
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.
second-beat  percent  No 
last-beat  percent  No 
Content Model

Always empty.

Referenced By
Example

      <note default-x="84">
        <pitch>
          <step>F</step>
          <octave>4</octave>
        </pitch>
        <duration>2</duration>
        <voice>1</voice>
        <type>quarter</type>
        <stem default-y="0">up</stem>
        <notations>
          <ornaments>
            <wavy-line type="start" default-x="10" default-y="15" placement="above"/>
          </ornaments>
        </notations>
      </note>
      <note default-x="156">
        <pitch>
          <step>F</step>
          <octave>4</octave>
        </pitch>
        <duration>2</duration>
        <voice>1</voice>
        <type>quarter</type>
        <stem default-y="0">up</stem>
        <notations>
          <ornaments>
            <wavy-line type="stop"/>
          </ornaments>
        </notations>
      </note>

Definition

See ornaments

 

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