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Re: Open counterpoint text, thanks to devs

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: Open counterpoint text, thanks to devs
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:30:02 +0100
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Am 16.03.2014 20:36, schrieb Jonathan Kulp:
Hi folks,

it's been a long time since I was actively contributing to Lilypond 
documentation but I have been lurking and following certain threads in the dev 
mailing list. I'm still around but it still have wrist problems, helped quite a 
bit by some pretty cool Linux speech recognition software developed by a friend 
of mine.

I wanted to send a brief note of thanks to everyone who has done so much for 
Lilypond development. Recently I've been working on a major project, which is 
to take a public domain counterpoint textbook and overhaul it for use as an 
electronic textbook. It is done in responsive, mobile-friendly HTML (there will 
also be an epub version) and I'm using Lilypond to typeset  the musical 
examples. Not only will there be images of all the examples, but I also wrote a 
bash script that uses Lilypond's midi output to generate mp3 and ogg files for 
html5 audio players. Finally a music theory textbook where you can click to 
play the examples instead of having to find a keyboard! You can see the 
LilyPond source code for any example simply by clicking on the image.

I'm very happy with how it is turning out so far, and constantly amazed at what 
is possible with lilypond. If you would like to see the work in progress, 
follow this link.

It will probably be quite some time before I'm done with all of the examples, 
but I plan to use the textbook when I teach counterpoint again next spring. My 
current students have been very enthusiastic as I showed them the progress I've 
made so far.

Best wishes to all, and thanks again for a most excellent tool.


That looks great!

One comment: I'd consider writing some common header to the ly files, explaining what it is what you see in the browser (they are LilyPond files, they come from the book, you can get lilypond ..., maybe licensing information ...)


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