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Re: Is lilypond suitable for big composition projects?

From: Caagr98
Subject: Re: Is lilypond suitable for big composition projects?
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:28:50 +0100
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In my opinion, Lilypond is excellent for writing sheet music, but not very good 
for composing. I usually use MuseScore or Qtractor for composing, then 
(manually) convert it to Lilypond to make sheet music.

On 03/22/18 16:35, Jonas Daverio wrote:
> That may seem like a stupid question, but I've been using LilyPond with 
> Frescobaldi for a year and a half, but I start to ask myself if it is as 
> efficient as if I had used another tool like Musescore.
> I explain: I don't have at all a powerful computer, and I think that an 
> essential feature that I have to have to compose efficiently is to see what 
> I've written in real-time. There is such a feature in Frescobaldi name 
> "continuous engraving" (or something like that, my version is not in 
> English), but on my slow computer and with a big project such as a 20-pages 
> quartet or symphony, it takes at least 40 to 50 seconds to render.
> In addition, it would be great to hear the music out of the midi file by 
> clicking on the preview (like on almost every WYSIWYG music software) but 
> Frescobaldi's midi player is pretty useless for that.
> I'm not saying that LilyPond and Frescobaldi are bad, it's probably just me 
> who don't know the right tools or the right way to use them. I'm asking to 
> find a way to make my workflow more convenient to compose.
> Do you have any suggestions?
> Thanks!
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