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Re: Is lilypond really suitable for composing?

From: Henning Hraban Ramm
Subject: Re: Is lilypond really suitable for composing?
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:37:32 +0100

I as a singer/songwriter with limited notational skills also use pen and staff 
paper for the first draft(s) but then need a tool that lets me hear if I got 
the rhythm right. (Even if that’s always a matter of interpretation and may 
change in every verse.)
And as a quality aware typesetter and a programmer I just love LilyPond.
But if I’m trying several rhythmic variants (syncopes, triplets), because I 
often don’t know what it is exactly what I hear in my head, it’s a tedious 
approach to e.g. change several places and maybe voices from syncopation to 
tuplets and back, or is it a timing change... Some of my songs are quite 
irregular, but I want proper sheets.

Greetlings, Hraban
fiëé visuëlle
Henning Hraban Ramm

Am 2018-03-23 um 04:34 schrieb Tom Cloyd <address@hidden>:

> I have always found that nothing beats plain pencil and sheets of staff 
> paper, until I have the basic piece fairly complete. For me, it's clearly 
> faster to make even a second draft on paper than to move at that point to LP 
> and continue from there. I consider fast "hand writing" on staff paper to be 
> a basic composing skill, long used by those who come before us. 
> Working this way, alterations are so much easier, in the initial stages. 
> Later, I find the reverse to be true. I do love getting to the point where 
> it's time to produce an actual engraved score, but revisions certainly do 
> continue after that. 
> Tom
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