3.2.46 finger-glide-interface

The line between Fingering grobs indicating a glide with that finger.

The property style may take the following symbols.


A simple connecting line.


Print a dashed line. Customizable with settings for dash-fraction and dash-period.


Print a dotted line.


The printed line is limited to a certain amount right before its right bound. This amount is configurable by a suitable setting for bound-details.right.right-stub-length.


The printed line is limited to a certain amount right after its left bound. The amount is configurable by a suitable setting for bound-details.right.left-stub-length.


The printed line combines the settings of stub-left and stub-right.


A zigzag line, configurable with suitable settings for zigzag-width and zigzag-length.


A trill style line.


A bow style line. The orientation of the bow may be tweaked with a suitable setting of details.bow-direction.

User settable properties:

dash-fraction (number)

Size of the dashes, relative to dash-period. Should be between 0.1 and 1.0 (continuous line). If set to 0.0, a dotted line is produced

dash-period (number)

The length of one dash together with whitespace. If negative, no line is drawn at all.

details (alist, with symbols as keys)

Alist of parameters for detailed grob behavior. More information on the allowed parameters for a grob can be found by looking at the top of the Internals Reference page for each interface having a details property.

style (symbol)

This setting determines in what style a grob is typeset. Valid choices depend on the stencil callback reading this property.

zigzag-length (dimension, in staff space)

The length of the lines of a zigzag, relative to zigzag-width. A value of 1 gives 60-degree zigzags.

zigzag-width (dimension, in staff space)

The width of one zigzag squiggle. This number is adjusted slightly so that the spanner line can be constructed from a whole number of squiggles.

This grob interface is used in the following graphical object(s): FingerGlideSpanner.

LilyPond – Internals Reference v2.24.3 (stable-branch).