Intermediate-level contexts – staves

Staff

Handles clefs, bar lines, keys, accidentals. It can contain Voice contexts.

RhythmicStaff

Like Staff but for printing rhythms. Pitches are ignored when engraving; the notes are printed on one line. The MIDI rendition retains pitches unchanged.

TabStaff

Context for generating tablature. By default lays the music expression out as a guitar tablature, printed on six lines.

DrumStaff

Handles typesetting for percussion. Can contain DrumVoice.

VaticanaStaff

Same as Staff, except that it is designed for typesetting a piece in Gregorian style.

MensuralStaff

Same as Staff, except that it is designed for typesetting a piece in mensural style.

LilyPond Notation Reference v2.25.13 (development-branch).