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Re: Key and accidentals in Lilypond

From: David Raleigh Arnold
Subject: Re: Key and accidentals in Lilypond
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 11:33:21 +0000

On Mon, 09 Dec 2002 08:36:08 s.abeccara wrote:
> Dear David,
> thank you for your reply, it is helpful and understandable. Your
> suggestion to use ABC sounds good. Could you give me an URL to it?

Search on google: abc music notation
> Now I see the point in Lilypond needing explicit alterations on notes.
> Some of the replies I got were discouraging for a newcomer in this
> field, while being not clear enough. Like, after all, the Lilypond
> manual. Which, to me, is uncomplete and lacks good, workable examples
> for some basic features of written music (e.g.: how do I write tempo
> notation in a piece? How do I change fonts? How do I align lyrics
> extending over long groups of notes?), while expanding on very complex
> and refined matters. 
> The output of Lilypond is a mint, its capabilities are great, but I
> think one has to pay a bit too much to get them working. Maybe
> something could be made easier, or explained more clearly? Anyway I
> think I'm going to try Noteedit or Rosegarden, maybe they could 
> s
> ave
> me some hassle.

That depends.  If you want to do guitar music, I suspect that
nothing is going to save you hassle.  The way to go IMHO is
to learn the lilypond way and then apply editing tools to
produce the lilypond input more efficiently *if* that can
be done.  DaveA

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