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It will create {{ic|test.pdf}} and {{ic|test.ps}} files that contain your score.
 
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For more information, see {{ic|info lilypond}}, {{man|1|lilypond}} and the [http://lilypond.org/manuals.html documentation].
 
For more information, see {{ic|info lilypond}}, {{man|1|lilypond}} and the [http://lilypond.org/manuals.html documentation].

Revision as of 18:59, 29 July 2018

LilyPond is a free score writing application. Its input is a plain text file in the LilyPond music writing format, and its output is in either PostScript or PDF.

Installation

Install the lilypond package.

Front-ends

  • Denemo — Supports keyboard, MIDI and acoustic input, written in C.
http://denemo.org/ || denemoAUR
  • Frescobaldi — Provides music view with two-way point & click, MIDI capturing and playback, written in Python with PyQt.
http://www.frescobaldi.org/index.html || frescobaldiAUR

Usage

Create a test file like:

test.ly
{
 c' e' g' e'
}

To compile it, use:

$ lilypond test.ly

It will create test.pdf and test.ps files that contain your score.

LilyPond provides musicxml2ly(1) to convert MusicXML to the LilyPond format.

For more information, see info lilypond, lilypond(1) and the documentation.

Text editor support

LilyPond comes with modes for Emacs and Vim, see the documentation.

For Vim see the filetype plugin /usr/share/vim/vimfiles/ftplugin/lilypond.vim for the available key mappings.

See also