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## Re: new user....

 From: Phillip Lord Subject: Re: new user.... Date: 01 Nov 2001 17:28:24 +0000 User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "Han-Wen" == Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> writes:

>> I've just started using Lilypond, and have to say that I was very
>> impressed. I finally managed to work out how to get timidity

Han-Wen> Thanks!

>> First the headers (title, composer and so on) don't seem to
>> appear on my scores. This occurs both with my own transcriptions,
>> and also with the samples. Am I missing something here?

Han-Wen> I think you're not using the ly2dvi script. If you are, I'd
Han-Wen> like to know more details

I am now, and it works great. Thanks very much.

>> Secondly the MIDI output does not seem to understand or respect
>> repeat marks. It just plays the music through. This is not a huge
>> problem, but sounds a bit strange, especially when there are
>> alternative endings to a repeat.

Han-Wen> See

Han-Wen> http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/lilypond-user/2001-October/000279.html

Excellent. I shall give this a try as soon as possible.
This is particularly important for me. I'm using lilypond partly to
learn to read music properly (I'm a guitarist, and a drummer, so hey,
who needs to read music! But I've just taken up mandolin seriously,
and score means I can play all the violin music). So I like to write
the score, and then play all to it later.

Could I humbly suggest that this be incorporated as a
standard, with perhaps the facility to override this when necessary?

>> And finally I'm a bit confused by the \partial markup.  What
>> precisely does the value afterwards represent? I've managed to
>> get this working largely by trial and error!

Han-Wen> It's a duration, just like the '4' from c4. Like notes, you
Han-Wen> can multiply and divide these durations, i.e.

Han-Wen>       4*2/3

Han-Wen> is the duration of 2 eigths of eigths-triplet.

Ah okay. I didn't know you could do arithmetic, which
pretty much answers my question. Thanks again both for this, and for a
fantastic tool.

Phil