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Get time signatures to show up in a ChordNames context

I'm working off the "adding bar lines to chord names context" example, but have variable time signatures in my piece. I'd like those to show up as numeric time signatures in the same line as the ...
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In Lilypond, how to abstract multiple tags into a variable or function?

Using lilypond 2.18.2. I'm trying to define flexible tags, to get around the fact that keepWithTag only lets you keep one tag at a time. I understand how to do this manually: \tag #'...
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Explicit C major key signature in lilypond

I am typesetting some exercises in lilypond, and would like to make the "all natural" key signature when the exercises are in C more explicit. I would like to set the key as c major and see every ...
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explicit positioning of middle C in the middle of double (piano) staff with lilypond

With Lilypond, in a piano staff (with double staff), a middle C belongs either to the treble or to the bass staff, so that it is not displayed aligned the middle of the staves. Is there a way to ...
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Rest Collision Error on in lilypond

In a project of mine, one of the staves, whenever I put anything in it that isn't a full bar rest throws up a "cannot resolve rest collision: rest direction not set" error. It will still render but it ...
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Lilypond: output to iPhone and iPad

How can I generate pdf outputs that fit best on iPad and iPhone? I could not find the right paper sizes in Lilypond's predefined paper sizes
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Online database of four part hymns

I'm looking for an online database of four part hymns and chorales so that my chamber group can practice intonation. I don't care where the chorales / hymns are from or what they are about, as long ...
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Writing dynamics separately with Lilypond

I've recently been engraving more and more with Lilypond, and I stumbled upon a .ly file on Mutopia (public domain scores engraved with Lilypond) where the dynamics and articulations are written ...

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