Am 08.01.2013 20:02, schrieb Antonio Gervasoni:
Now, I'm almost done and I'm
thinking about publishing a complete
description of how I did it.
Not that I think that my process for creating
such a score is the right one
or even the best one! I just want to share it
with other users that might
find it useful and also receive feedback from
other more experienced users
in the form of advice on how to improve and
The problem is that I don't
know how to do this! If I write a short guide
of, say 20-30 pages, in pdf
format, where should I post/upload it? The .ly
files and pdf output could be
uploaded to the Mutopia Project. I could also
upload the score and parts to
IMSLP. But what about the guide? Where should
that go? Any ideas?
I could use my own website, or
create a blog and put it there, but my
concern is about making it
immediately "visible" to most Lilypond users, so
that it can attract the
attention of those of them who write orchestral
music and generate discussion
and a flow of ideas right away.
This is a _very_ good idea, and I would be pleased to
get you 'into my boat'.
Last year I did something similar because I think that
exactly this kind of information would be very
valuable (i.e. essay style material that complements
LilyPond's (very good) reference style documentation).
You can have a look at http://lilypond.ursliska.de/notensatz/lilypond-tutorials/tackle-complex-tasks.html
if you want.
Since then I have in mind to extend this by more texts
and to offer others to extend it to get a collection
of related material. (But I'll probably change to some
kind of PDF delivery because it was unnecessarily
complicated to get it on web pages).
Probably I'll shift this idea to another project,
though: During the development of a musical edition
some others and me created the base for a kind of
LilyPond toolkit library. When the edition is finished
we'll change that to be an open source project hosted
on Github. This will consist of sets of functionality,
templates and examples which of course have to be well
It isn't finally decided but the original motivation
of this library could be labeled with 'productivity
tools' and '(best) practice strategies'. The
'includable' library can and is intended to be
accompanied by more or less standalone essays (like
how to set up projects to be variable, how to deal
with complicated transpositions, how to change the
overall visual appearance of scores etc.).
I think an essay on how to set up an orchestral score
would fit extremely well into this concept. And source
snippets etc. could also be seamlessly be integrated.
[In theory such a project could on the long run result
in a book. But of course this is pure speculation
So if you think that's a good idea don't hesitate to
contact my (on or off list).
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