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Re: Question about Getting MIDI Output

From: David Boersma
Subject: Re: Question about Getting MIDI Output
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 16:13:42 +0200 (MET DST)


> I am a new user of Lilypond as of last week.  I love the idea because I
> have been looking for a way for a blind person to get music into print
> without sequencing and then having someone else edit the resulting
> score.  Thanks so much for developing this tool.  Don't ever forget
> those of us who want and need a text-based interface.

Wow! I had not yet seen that argument for text-based input (as opposed to 
GUI approaches).

> Anyway, here is my question:
> I tried to get version 1.4.12 to output MIDI, but when I ran LY2DVI on
> the source file with a MIDI block in it (copied from the examples in the
> tutorial), I got a pile of error messages and no output.
> What do I do?

I think the best thing to do is to send a copy of your input file as well
as the resulting 'pile of error messages' to this list. It is often also
helpful to give specifications about the operating system (and
distribution, if relevant) you run on your computer.

Then a loosely organised team of developers and experienced users will
perform the autopsy on it (in which stage did the program die and &
EITHER they will immediately come up with a diagnoses & solutions, OR they
will do suggestions for tests (check for incompatible packages in
installation) and improvements (point out grammar/syntax errors input) et

David Boersma

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