The <defaults> element

Parent elements: <score-partwise>, <score-timewise>

The <defaults> element specifies score-wide defaults for scaling; whether or not the file is a concert score; layout; and default values for the music font, word font, lyric font, and lyric language. Except for the <concert-score> element, if any defaults are missing, the choice of what to use is determined by the application.


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This element is used in the following examples:

<concert-score> and <for-part>, <defaults>, <instrument-change>, Tutorial: Après un rêve, Tutorial: Chopin Prelude, Tutorial: Chord Symbols, Tutorial: Percussion, Tutorial: Tablature