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Re: music notation

From: Reinhold Kainhofer
Subject: Re: music notation
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:39:17 +0200
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Am Mittwoch, 31. Oktober 2007 schrieb Graham Percival:
> The lilypond-user mailist can answer this in more detail than the bug
> list, so I have CC'd them.  The short answer is that non-programmers can
> use lilypond without problems, but I do not believe that finale files
> can be imported to lilypond.

Exactly, Finale's .mus files cannot be imported into lilypond.

> The best route is probably musicXML, but I'm not certain if finale can
> create musicxml files.

Finale can create MusicXML files, but Finale Notepad cannot. MusicXML import 
(via the musicxml2ly converted, which I'm currently working on) has improved 
a lot recently and produces fairly decent results in most cases... 

Reinhold Kainhofer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
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 * Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, TU Wien,
 * K Desktop Environment,, KOrganizer maintainer
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