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Re: Is lilypond really suitable for composing?

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: Is lilypond really suitable for composing?
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:03:24 +0000

On Thu, 2018-03-22 at 08:08 -0700, jtruc34 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.

Denemo allows you to set a range of bars/staffs around the current
cursor which it will typeset continuously for you, though as Denemo
provides you with an instant (simple) typeset to see you wouldn't need
it for just understanding what you have entered. The advantage over
drafting with Musescore et al is that you can export the LilyPond


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