Falls and doits

Falls and doits can be added to notes using the \bendAfter command. The direction of the fall or doit is indicated with a plus or minus (up or down). The number indicates the pitch interval that the fall or doit will extend beyond the main note.

\relative c'' {
  c2\bendAfter 4
  c2\bendAfter -4
  c2\bendAfter 6.5
  c2\bendAfter -6.5
  c2\bendAfter 8
  c2\bendAfter -8

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Selected Snippets

Adjusting the shape of falls and doits

The shortest-duration-space property may be tweaked to adjust the shape of falls and doits.

\relative c'' {
  \override Score.SpacingSpanner.shortest-duration-space = 4.0
  c2-\bendAfter 5
  c2-\bendAfter -4.75
  c2-\bendAfter 8.5
  c2-\bendAfter -6

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See also

Music Glossary: fall, doit.

Snippets: Expressive marks.

LilyPond Notation Reference v2.25.18 (development-branch).