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Re: Is lilypond really suitable for composing?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Is lilypond really suitable for composing?
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2018 09:56:11 +0200
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Vaughan McAlley <address@hidden> writes:

> Lilypond, a piano, a good inner ear (which I’m lucky to have), or whatever
> the kids are using these days are all just tools. I’d be wrong to say a
> piece of mine is superior to *The Rite of Spring* because Stravinsky worked
> it all out on a piano and I use my inner ear.

I think it's likely rather hard to compose dissonant pieces without
access to the actual timbre (and thus overtone composition) used for
playing it.

David Kastrup

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