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Re: High-level users?

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: High-level users?
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 01:03:47 +0200
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Am 23.09.2011 00:54, schrieb Janek Warchoł:
2011/9/22 Seth Williamson <address@hidden>:
I use LilyPond at a relatively low level.  Mostly just to re-write single
parts, change clefs, transpose, etc.
A friend of mine, however, is a much-published composer who has written for
film, TV, high school and college bands, jazz charts, etc.  We got to
talking about various notation software because he mentioned he was having a
problem with Sibelius.  I regaled him with the horrific problems I
personally had with a completely legal copy of Sibelius when I got a new
computer -- the code refused to believe it was legal thereafter.
I have been recommending he give LilyPond a try.  But I've never used
LilyPond at the high level he works in.
My question is this: are there many working professional composers and
arrangers who rely on LilyPond as their first choice for notation software?
 I know there are a lot of amateurs like me -- but I'm wondering if there
are pros out there who use LilyPond daily at a high level for multi-part
scores, etc.
If your friend would like to see what Lily can do, i'd show him this:

*very* nice indeed. (I think I will also keep these links as 'reference objects').
But your friend should take two things into account:
  • LilyPond is especially strong and robust when it comes to multi-part scores etc. So this isn't really the issue.
  • But it is quite complex to do the change and get 'into' it.
    If you take these scores by Mike, you can be sure that there is a lot of learning before being able to realize such scores.
    If one feels good about LilyPond's text input paradigm then it is definitely worth trying out. But keep in mind that there might be substantial amounts of time before you can use it efficiently on the high level you are talking about.
i was impressed when i saw these scores.


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