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Re: New User
Re: New User
Fri, 28 Apr 2006 00:30:05 -0700
On 28-Apr-06, at 12:01 AM, Melanie Grouse wrote:
I'm not sure if I doing this right, or even if this is the right forum
for me, - I have just started using Lilypond to transpose music for my
son who is a trumpeter so he can play in church.
I feel like I am blundering around in the dark, I haven't ever used a
progam like this before, and while I have got it working, I know it is
capable of a lot more. I want to add lyrics to the single line of
music, and I can't work that out.
Have you read the tutorial, specifically section 2.13? I recommend
starting with an example from that page, and then replace the notes in
the example with your own notes, test it, then replace the lyrics with
your own lyrics. This is a good way to approach any new notation in
lilypond -- start from the examples in the manual, then slowly change
them to fit your needs.
My other problem is, I have 10 bars of notes on one line, and it
looks really squashed. From what I have been able to work out, the
software should automatically space it so it looks right, and it did
in the first piece I did, but not the second.
Try adding some bar line checks like this | . You might have made a
mistake in writing some of the rhythmics. Alternately, try adding a
bar or two of extra stuff ( c4 c c c ); it might be that your music is
slightly too short for lilypond to place it on two lines.