Articulation

class indicatortools.Articulation(name=None, direction=None)

Articulation.

>>> import abjad

Initializes from name:

>>> abjad.Articulation('staccato')
Articulation('staccato')

Initializes from abbreviation:

>>> abjad.Articulation('.')
Articulation('.')

Initializes from other articulation:

>>> articulation = abjad.Articulation('staccato')
>>> abjad.Articulation(articulation)
Articulation('staccato')

Initializes with direction:

>>> abjad.Articulation('staccato', Up)
Articulation('staccato', Up)

Use attach() to attach articulations to notes, rests or chords:

>>> note = abjad.Note("c'4")
>>> articulation = abjad.Articulation('staccato')
>>> abjad.attach(articulation, note)
>>> show(note) 

Todo

Simplify initializer. Allow only initialization from name. Implement new from_abbreviation() and from_articulation() methods to replace existing initializer polymorphism.

Works with new:

>>> abjad.new(abjad.Articulation('.'))
Articulation('.')

Lineage

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Bases

Attribute summary

direction Gets direction of articulation.
name Gets name of articulation.
__copy__(*arguments) Copies Abjad value object.
__eq__(argument) Is true when all initialization values of Abjad value object equal the initialization values of argument.
__format__([format_specification]) Formats articulation.
__hash__() Hashes Abjad value object.
__illustrate__() Illustrates articulation.
__ne__(argument) Is true when Abjad object does not equal argument.
__repr__() Gets interpreter representation of Abjad object.
__str__() Gets string representation of articulation.

Read-only properties

Articulation.direction

Gets direction of articulation.

Without direction:

>>> articulation = abjad.Articulation('staccato')
>>> articulation.direction is None
True

With direction:

>>> articulation = abjad.Articulation('staccato', direction=Up)
>>> articulation.direction
Up

Returns ordinal constant or none.

Articulation.name

Gets name of articulation.

Staccato:

>>> articulation = abjad.Articulation('staccato')
>>> articulation.name
'staccato'

Tenuto:

>>> articulation = abjad.Articulation('tenuto')
>>> articulation.name
'tenuto'

Returns string.

Special methods

(AbjadValueObject).__copy__(*arguments)

Copies Abjad value object.

Returns new Abjad value object.

(AbjadValueObject).__eq__(argument)

Is true when all initialization values of Abjad value object equal the initialization values of argument.

Returns true or false.

Articulation.__format__(format_specification='')

Formats articulation.

Set format_specification to ‘’, ‘lilypond’ or ‘storage’. Interprets ‘’ equal to ‘storage’.

Returns string.

(AbjadValueObject).__hash__()

Hashes Abjad value object.

Returns integer.

Articulation.__illustrate__()

Illustrates articulation.

Returns LilyPond file.

(AbjadObject).__ne__(argument)

Is true when Abjad object does not equal argument. Otherwise false.

Returns true or false.

(AbjadObject).__repr__()

Gets interpreter representation of Abjad object.

Returns string.

Articulation.__str__()

Gets string representation of articulation.

Returns string.