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There are no commercial developers listed for LilyPond right now. That means that you cannot reliably throw money at a particular problem in order to make it go away while relying on the expertise of developers already familiar with LilyPond. Now how reliably can you do that for proprietary software? The problem is that the proprietary software is not ...


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from a terminal on your mac or linux box: pip install python-ly ly musicxml myscore.ly > myscore.musicxml more information on ly: http://python-ly.readthedocs.io/en/latest/command.html#commands When I read that the state of the art workflow for this involves rendering your score to PDF and then scanning back in with music OCR, I kind of blew milk out ...


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It turns out the Word document I copied the lyrics from contained some non-breaking spaces; these don't stand out in the Lilypond editor* but the compiler doesn't recognize them as word separators. It sees the entirety of "O say can you see" as a single syllable. When I replaced all non-standard spaces with regular ones, the lyrics were correctly ...


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Invocation make will search the current directory for a file named Makefile or makefile, so it's often simplest to name it one of these two choices and then invoke with the simple command: $ make If you use the uppercase 'M' then the file will usually be listed at the top according to alphabetical or collation order. Rules make operates by using rules ...


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It’s really just what these each mean in and of themselves that counts: In LilyPond input files, music is represented by music expressions. A single note is a music expression. (source) Ergo, a'4 is a music expression. Enclosing a note in braces creates a compound music expression. (source) Ergo, { a'4 b'4 } is a compound music expression. Everything in ...


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The notes in the upper staff are tuplets. As an aid towards your eventual goal, here is some sample code to create what you're looking for: \version "2.19.82" musicA = \relative c' { \key cis \minor \time 2/2 \omit TupletNumber \override TupletBracket.bracket-visibility = ##f \tuplet 3/2 4 { gis8_\markup { \italic { sempre \dynamic pp e senza ...


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Doh. I omitted the outer curly braces around the two alternatives. The corrected version should be: \relative c' { \key f \major \repeat volta 2 { c4 c c c |} \alternative { { d d d d |} {e e e e |} } }


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Lilypond has several options to automatically display accidentals. I'm not sure which one suits you best, but perhaps one of these: teaching This rule is intended for students, and makes it easy to create scale sheets with automatically created cautionary accidentals. Accidentals are printed like with modern, but cautionary accidentals are added for all ...


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The easiest way to achieve this is to insert empty chords with <> that catch the open slur or tie. The following code ... << \new Staff { << { f'1( <>) } \\ { \voiceThree e'4_( dis'8 cis') dis'2_( <>) } >> R1 R1 } \new Staff { << { g'8 d'' g''2.( <>) } \\ { g'1( <>) } >> R1 R1 } >> ...


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You can use rehearsal marks. So just add something like this to your code: \mark\markup{\bold\box "Verse 1"} You'll get something like: If you really want the rehearsal mark to appear below the tempo indication (like in your image above), you will have to change the priority before you add the rehearsal mark: \override Score.RehearsalMark.outside-...


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It's worth pointing out that as of LilyPond 2.17.11, you can write \tuplet 3/2 8 {c16 d e d e f} and get 3:2 tuplets in groups of duration 8 (in this case, two groups of three tuplets each). This is basically the same as temporarily overriding tupletSpannerDuration.


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Just specify whether you want them up or down for each note, using ^ or _ instead of -. \version "2.19.83" \score { \new PianoStaff << \new Staff a'1-1 \new Staff \relative c, { \clef bass c4_5 \tuplet 3/2 { c8_5 f_2 g_1 } \tuplet 3/2 { a_2 g_1 f_2 } c4 } >> \layout { } }


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This can be achieved by using tags (see the documentation), for example as follows: \version "2.18.2" myMusic = { \relative c' { c4 d e f | \tag #'printonly { \override NoteHead.style = #'cross f4 f f f | \revert NoteHead.style } \tag #'midionly { r4 r r r | } g a b c | } } \score { \removeWithTag #'...


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This is the act of engraving different voices within a single system. In LilyPond, it is created with the << { *voice1goeshere*} >> \\ << { *voice2goeshere* } >> construction. Here is the relevant portion of the LilyPond manual. As a sample: \version "2.19.84" \score { \relative c' << { r4 <e g>4 q q | % ...


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Lilypond has the great ability to make anything look like anything. Really, any object has a property stencil, which tells Lilypond how the object should be rendered, and it can be overridden by whatever you want. If you override it with #ly:text-interface::print, you can then specify any markup in a property called text. In your case, I would use any time ...


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\version "2.18.2" \header { title = "Title" composer = "Composer" } \paper { markup-system-spacing #'basic-distance = #50 } \relative c' { c } See here for more information.


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The usual advice for this is \layout { \context { \Staff \RemoveEmptyStaves }}. Does that do what you want? For breaks at non-bar-line point the usual trick is to insert an invisible bar line via \bar"".


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I'm assuming you are turning a hand- written score into a digital one. You're problem is that you have written this: f8 b4 a8[ g] f2 The key signature shows that F, A, and G need to be sharped, but you've written then as naturals. Try this: fis8 b4 ais8[ gis] fis2 The "-is" tells Lilypond that you want that note sharped, an "-es" tells Lilypond ...


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You are looking at a page meant for people who wish to get a new feature into Lilypond (or fix a bug) and are willing to pay for it. It is named "Sponsoring" after all. The page currently lists no developers who are readily available for such work, and instead instructs you to ask around on the mailing list for interested developers. This sort of ...


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As noted in Rosie F's answer, the natural is not typically required here in modern notation. But if you wanted to get it in Lilypond, I don't think there's a default accidental setting that will display these in this circumstance. Instead, you probably will need to use the Accidental.restore-first property. Something like: b(-3 g) g g \tweak Accidental....


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Here I am overriding the barline stencil: fancyMarkup = \markup \with-dimensions #'(0 . 0) #'(0 . 0) { \raise #-2.5 \center-column { "D. S." "al" "Fin" } } \new StaffGroup << \new Staff { b1 b b b b \once \override Staff.BarLine.stencil = #(lambda (grob) (ly:stencil-...


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There isn't a way to do it, I'm afraid (or at least a practical way). However, your problem can be solved by a trick that is very handy in complex situations like these. Just add a NullVoice into your staff, so you will have something like \new Staff << \new Voice = "lead" { \melody } \new NullVoice = "lyricguide" { \...


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Yes, you can make a count-in that you can hear in the midi file, but doesn't show up in the pdf score. The trick is actually to make two score blocks (one with the count-in and one without). Fortunately this is reasonably easy if you use variables. Normally when using multiple instruments in a score you would want to wrap them both in double chevrons <&...


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This is accomplished with the SpacingSpanner spacing-increment property (Lilypond documentation) For example, this code % LilyBin \score{ \relative c' { c d e f g a b c } } produces but this code % LilyBin \score{ \relative c' { c d e f g a b c } \layout{ \context { \Score \override ...


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Use the concatenation function \concat{ }: \concat{[\bold{Неторопливо}]} Another option would be to just put the bold function outside of the brackets: \bold{{[Неторопливо]}} but this would obviously make the brackets bold too. (I assume this is not what you want)


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You're on the right track for sheet music title and midi file title, but you should use \bookOutputName to control the resulting filename: \header { title = "File title" midititle = "midi title" } music = \relative c' { c1 } \book { \bookOutputName "pdf_file_only" \score { \new Staff \music \layout {} } } \book ...


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