|From:||Flaming Hakama by Elaine|
|Subject:||Re: Is lilypond really suitable for composing?|
|Date:||Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:51:15 -0700|
From: Jonas Daverio <address@hidden>
Subject: Is lilypond suitable for big composition projects?That may seem like a stupid question, but I've been using LilyPond with Frescobaldi for a year and a half, but I start to ask myself if it is as efficient as if I had used another tool like Musescore.
I explain: I don't have at all a powerful computer, and I think that an essential feature that I have to have to compose efficiently is to see what I've written in real-time. There is such a feature in Frescobaldi name "continuous engraving" (or something like that, my version is not in English), but on my slow computer and with a big project such as a 20-pages quartet or symphony, it takes at least 40 to 50 seconds to render.
In addition, it would be great to hear the music out of the midi file by clicking on the preview (like on almost every WYSIWYG music software) but Frescobaldi's midi player is pretty useless for that.
I'm not saying that LilyPond and Frescobaldi are bad, it's probably just me who don't know the right tools or the right way to use them. I'm asking to find a way to make my workflow more convenient to compose.
Do you have any suggestions?
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