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Re: New User

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: New User
Date: 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.

- Graham

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