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Re: Error when dragging Finale Allegro 2007 MIDI export onto LilyPond 2.

From: Zack Macomber
Subject: Re: Error when dragging Finale Allegro 2007 MIDI export onto LilyPond 2.16.2-1
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:34:47 -0400


Thanks.  Guess I should have read the manual a little closer...if I update
my path (I'm on Windows) to include the LilyPond bin directory, should I be
able to run muxicxml2ly anywhere?


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:50 AM, Martin Tarenskeen

> On Thu, 29 Aug 2013, Zack Macomber wrote:
>  I have several Finale Allegro 2007 compositions that I would like to see
>> in
>> LilyPond.  I can save my compositions as a MIDI file.  When I drag that
>> file onto the LilyPond shortcut on my desktop, a file gets written to
>> where
>> the MIDI file is with this message in it:
> You can not drag a midifile to lilypond. Use the midi2ly tool to convert a
> midifile to a *.ly file. After that you can process this file with
> Lilypond. But don't expect miracles. You probably have to do some editing
> to the *.ly file first to get a good result. Maybe lot's of editing...
> Sometimes it's even easier/faster to re-write the score completely in
> Lilypond syntax from scratch. MIDI is not the best format for musical
> scores.
> A better way would be to export as MusicXML and use musicxml2ly before
> using Lilypond.
> --
> MT

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