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## Re: [lilypond-user] Manual clarity question

 From: Chuckk Hubbard Subject: Re: [lilypond-user] Manual clarity question Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 13:11:35 +0200

```On Jan 16, 2008 12:42 PM, Mats Bengtsson <address@hidden> wrote:

> > So just to clarify; the ONLY things allowed to not be surrounded by
> > curly braces are "\relative" statements?  OR, the only things allowed
> > to not be surrounded by curly braces are escaped function names?
> >
> No, it's not really that simple. A more precise statement is that you
> need to have
> a complete "music expression". Examples of music expressions are:
> {c d e f }
> \relative c' {c d e f }
> \new Voice \relative c' { c d e f }
>
> Note that the Tutorial that you are reading for the moment isn't
> intended to
> provide every detail, just to bring out the basic idea. You  can find
> in sections "How LilyPond Files Work" and "File structure".

Thanks, I will check them out.  I think it does make sense, though, if
one doesn't classify "\relative c' " or "\newVoice" as "input".  Seems
like an arbitrary distinction to me, but I suppose that's the sense in
which those phrases from the manual were meant.

-Chuckk

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