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What I want to achieve, for example, is to start with a single staff, change to chordmode somewhere, and change to lyrics somewhere later.

Like this: Changes from staff to chords to lyrics

The only way, I found, is to use a \markup block. But it is cumbersome and does not handle line breaks.

\version "2.18.2"

\markup {
  \general-align #Y #CENTER
  { 
    \score { \new Staff { \relative c' { c4 d e f } } \layout {} }
    \hspace #-8
    \score { \new ChordNames { \chordmode { c4 d:m e:m f} } \layout { } }
    \column { \line { "Some text." } }
  }
}
  • I'm curious. What software or language is this? – Karen Jul 7 '15 at 13:27
  • @Karen: Lilypond. – Matt L. Jul 7 '15 at 13:33
  • Yes, lilypond. I put it as a tag. Should I say it in the title? – mr_georg Jul 7 '15 at 13:43
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I would recommend to ask on the LilyPond user list.

You can fiddle around with stuff like

\version "2.18.2"

\new Staff \with { \accepts "ChordNames" \accepts "Lyrics" }
{
  \relative c' { c4 d e f }
  \stopStaff
  \chords { c d:m e:m f }
  \lyrics { "Some text." }
}

Resulting image

but once you start having more detailed needs (like adjusting alignment and sizes and other stuff), any solution is going to need a discussion and will turn out so specific to your needs that Stackexchange is the wrong place for it.

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