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Re: Lilypond workshop will take place online via BigBlueButton on March
Re: Lilypond workshop will take place online via BigBlueButton on March 31st
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 12:37:50 -0400
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I just want to thank Tobias for taking the initiative with this, and to
encourage anyone interested in music to attend. I'm not sure whether
I'll be able to attend because in my time zone it is still part of the
Lilypond produces by far the nicest-looking output for any
computer-typesetting system (and that's the project's design goal). I
use it to transcribe Turkish and Arabic music. Turkish and Arabic music
use microtones not found in the 12-tone-equal-temperament system on
which the West is standardized, and notation is not generally supported
by proprietary systems in the West (Finale, Sibelius, ...). In fact
this is a good example of how Free Software enables users, even if they
don't code themselves: it's my understanding that Adam Good, who plays
Turkish music professionally (with NYC band Dolunay among others),
raised money to hire programmers to extend Lilypond to support Turkish.
I'm an acquaintance of Adam's and he typically uses proprietary
software, so he's not using Lilypond (with Frescobaldi) on ideological
grounds. Nevertheless he's seeing the benefit of the GPL (as am I!).
If you're curious for what Lilypond looks like, you can see some of my
transcriptions here: https://we.riseup.net/naafizah/repertoire Note
that for Arabic music Lilypond uses a flat with a diagonal line through
it to represent half-flats rather than the more common backwards flat;
I'm not sure of the reason for this choice.
On 3/24/21 7:56 AM, Tobias Platen wrote:
I'm planning a workshop "How to compose songs with GNU/Lilypond and
In this workshop I'll explain how to use lilypond, write a melody and
exporting a midi for rendering with LMMS, and finally adding a free software
More information will be posted soon on https://www.qtau.de/.
Re: Lilypond workshop will take place online via BigBlueButton on March 31st, Tobias Platen, 2021/03/30