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Re: Musescore and other music notation packages like Lilypond, Frescobal

From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Musescore and other music notation packages like Lilypond, Frescobaldi, Denemo, Rosegarden
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 15:43:37 +0100
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Gottfried <> writes:

> 1.
> Did you install only lilypond and use it?
> When I installed it, there was no icon/symbol in my menu
> so I didn’t know how to open lilypond.

Lilypond is a commandline program that turns textual descriptions of the
score into a PDF (or midi). You use


to create the document, so automation is much easier.

You edit the .ly-files with any text editor you choose.

> 2.
> How could I have opened lilypond?

If you open a command shell, you should be able to simply type lilypond
(or, on Windows: lilypond.exe) to run it.

> 4.
> I would have to learn it from scratch
> and additionally through importing songs from Musescore
> I would see what the code looks like.

That’s one of the advantages of lilypond: you actually see what it does.
It’s the LaTeX of music and provides the most beautiful scores.

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein,
ohne es zu merken.

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