The beam object

Type: Dictionary

Describes a single beam.

For music that uses secondary beams (i.e., sixteenth notes or smaller), the secondary beams are encoded explicitly, within "inner".


Name Type Required? Description
"events" An array of id objects Yes IDs of the events that comprise this beam — in order by their position in the beam.
"hooks" An array of beam hook objects No
"inner" An array of beam objects No Secondary beams within this beam.


This object is used in the following examples:

Beams, Beams (across barlines), Beams (hooks), Beams (secondary beam breaks), Beams (with inner grace notes), Grace notes (beamed), Parts, Tuplets