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Jay Hamilton, Sound and Silence
Sun, 02 Oct 2005 19:44:49 -0700
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As a composer who tried Sibelius, and Finale, and about 5 other
programs, (finally settling on Noteworthy Composer- cheaper and
amazingly good for that). I've been using lilypond for about 3 months.
At first I would handwrite everything out and then type in the input.
Now I both sketch by hand and compose actually typing what I think I
hear directly - sometimes using a keyboard often not.
Once you get the hang of it, depending on whether you are used to
composing away from a sound source or not, composing directly works
pretty good as the pdf and midi outputs are very good checks to what one
There is a convert midi2ly part of the program, I'm not qualified to
direct you to it or how well it works, it probably works really well as
the convert abc2ly works really well.
Really look at the manual- it's too big and all but most of what one
needs is in there somewhere.
Bohdan Krowicky wrote:
I'm impressed by the printed results from your program - I remember
'Score', about a millennium ago which I ran on an XT and that was a
script based application. When you were ready to print a score, you
had to run the print run all night, and keep getting up to un-jam the
printer. Still the results were great.
These days I'm a composer and I use Sibelius 4 as a composition tool,
and the thought of learning a new language is rather daunting. Can
Lilypond accept a Midi file and convert it into its own format, and
then to its beautiful printed output? Do composers use Lilypond as
their primary work system? It seems to me that one needs to have a
piece already written, on paper perhaps, and then input it to your
program. Or am I off track here?
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Sound and Silence
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