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Re: New User

From: Nicolas Sceaux
Subject: Re: New User
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 11:41:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (darwin)

fiëé visuëlle <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 2006-04-28 um 21:12 schrieb Stan Mulder:
>> Here's what I do, and I use Linux: I use a graphical program to
>> input the general notation. Then I export that info to a Lilypond
>> music file. Then I can tweak the music with a text editor until I
>> get it they way I want it. The point is that a graphical front end
>> program makes writing Lilypond code easier.
> I don't agree, even if I'm a Mac user that likes nice GUIs. (But I'm
> also a programmer...)
> Keying in notes like 'a4. bes8 g( e)' is *much* faster and easier
> than mousing them in some GUI app (I used HarmonyAssistant for some
> years).
> It may be better if you've got a MIDI keyboard and can handle it good
> enough to just play your music, but if you must place every note with
> your mouse, it's horrible...

Using a GUI does not mean having the hand on the mouse every time.  You
may not be aware that some programs like denemo allow you to enter notes
without using the mouse, but using you computer keyboard as a piano
keyboard, changing duration with some dedicated keys, etc. Entering
music that way is fast. That's also how I enter music inside emacs, with
the notes being played as I type them. Entering notes by typing each
single character is not faster nor easier and causes more mistakes,
imho of course.


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