The <beam> element
Parent element: <note>
Beam values include begin, continue, end, forward hook, and backward hook. Each beam in a note is represented with a separate <beam> element with a different number attribute, starting with the eighth note beam using a value of 1.
|Indicates the color of an element.
|Beams that have a begin value may also have a fan attribute to indicate accelerandos and ritardandos using fanned beams. The fan attribute may also be used with a continue value if the fanning direction changes on that note. The value is none if not specified.
|Specifies an ID that is unique to the entire document.
|Indicates eighth note through 1024th note beams using number values 1 thru 8 respectively. The default value is 1.
Note that this attribute does not distinguish sets of beams that overlap, as it does for <slur> and other elements. Beaming groups are distinguished by being in different voices, and/or the presence or absence of <grace> and <cue> elements.
|Deprecated as of Version 3.0. Formerly used for tremolos, it needs to be specified with a "yes" value for each <beam> using it.
This element is used in the following examples: