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Practical LilyPond music notation - 1

I have used LilyPond for a few projects now while learning it's syntax and semantics and I have to say that I really like it. This article is therefore a review of LilyPond from a practical perspective. I must admit that I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to computers, so tinkering with source code is right up my alley. Because I am still learning how to use LilyPond, most of the projects I did were fairly simple, but I am very satisfied with the results so far.

Diving head first into the LilyPond

In an earlier post I wrote that I selected Denemo to try out music notation on Linux. I played around with it a bit (admittedly not overly long), but I found it lacking for my needs. Not that I dislike the software, it is just not far enough along to be of everyday use. A lot of the features I need are not yet implemented and some are still buggy. I think the Denemo project shows great promise, but it will take some time before I could see myself using it on a daily basis. So for now I am looking for a new notation solution. Care to follow me along?...

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