It's interesting how much
a few little clues can help simplify things. I'm arranging a
number of pieces for clarinet quartet. I had been using relative
brute force, using separate blocks for the parts, using external
scripts to generate separate PDF files, etc. The code was
ugly and, as a professional programmer, I hated it.|
After watching this list for a while, I learned enough hints about
\parallelMusic and tags and \bookpart to redo things, and suddenly
my Lilypond files are self-contained, workable, and readable. I can
actually find the notes I need to change, instead of wading through
a big, complicated block. I did the entire first movement of
Brandenburg 3 for clarinet quartet in about two days, and I could
not be happier with the results -- both the output and the Lilypond
source are pretty.
I still lose track of the relative octaves while I'm doing data
entry, but that problem is unlikely to be solved through
My compliments to the long-timers on this list for your patience.
It is only through your repeated explanations that newcomers can
pick up the hints and idioms that make this very large package
Tim Roberts, address@hidden
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.