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Re: problem getting MIDI output from lilypond

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: problem getting MIDI output from lilypond
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 17:42:33 +0200

> Hi,
> I'm a new convert to lilypond and have been very pleased with the output 
> it produces as well as the ease of input. I have a question about 
> generating MIDI output.
> I have included the following in my .ly file
> \midi {
> \tempo 4=100
> }
> and have typed 
> lilypond -m
> (where I have chosen -m to suppress the .tex output)
> but I get no messages talking about MIDI and no .midi files are created.
> Have I typed something wrong, or do I need additional software to use MIDI 
> with lilypond?

Did you write the \midi {...} section within the \score{...}
declaration? Otherwise Lilypond will not be able to understand
what should be included in the MIDI file. So, your file should
contain something like:



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