Right-hand fingerings

Right-hand fingerings p-i-m-a must be entered using \rightHandFinger followed by a number.

Note: If the number is entered in Scheme notation, remember to append a space before following it with a closing > or similar.

\clef "treble_8"
c4\rightHandFinger 1
e\rightHandFinger 2
g\rightHandFinger 3
c'\rightHandFinger 4
<c\rightHandFinger 1 e\rightHandFinger 2
 g\rightHandFinger 3 c'\rightHandFinger 4 >1

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For convenience, \rightHandFinger may be abbreviated to something shorter, for example \RH, by adding the appropriate definition at the source file’s top level:

RH = \rightHandFinger \etc

Most behaviors of right-hand fingerings (namely, the StrokeFinger object) may be set in the same way as ordinary fingerings: see Fingering instructions.

Selected Snippets

Placement of right-hand fingerings

It is possible to exercise greater control over the placement of right-hand fingerings by setting a specific property, as demonstrated in the following example.

#(define RH rightHandFinger)

\relative c {
  \clef "treble_8"

  \set strokeFingerOrientations = #'(up down)
  <c\RH 1 e\RH 2 g\RH 3 c\RH 4 >4

  \set strokeFingerOrientations = #'(up right down)
  <c\RH 1 e\RH 2 g\RH 3 c\RH 4 >4

  \set strokeFingerOrientations = #'(left)
  <c\RH 1 e\RH 2 g\RH 3 c\RH 4 >2

  \set strokeFingerOrientations = #'(right)
  c\RH 1
}

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Fingerings, string indications, and right-hand fingerings

This example combines left-hand fingering, string indications, and right-hand fingering.

#(define RH rightHandFinger)

\relative c {
  \clef "treble_8"
  <c-3\5\RH 1 >4
  <e-2\4\RH 2 >4
  <g-0\3\RH 3 >4
  <c-1\2\RH 4 >4
}

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See also

Notation Reference: Fingering instructions.

Snippets: Fretted strings.

Internals Reference: StrokeFinger.


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