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Author: Rainer
Posted: Jan 24 2005 - 09:20 AM
Subject: Re: Lilypond
Welcome to Musipedia!

Lilypond is an open-source music typesetting program. A very short overview is here:

The main Lilypond site is

Musipedia uses Lilypond and/or abc for letting users add or edit the little sheet music samples. Both programs also create MIDI files.
Author: Phil Landsberg
Posted: Jan 24 2005 - 03:48 AM
Subject: Lilypond
I am new to the cite. What's Lilypond?
Author: Rainer
Posted: Nov 09 2004 - 02:33 PM
Subject: Re: sharps and flats in Lilypond
Since there are many melodies in the database where the rhythm is not known, and also some where the melody does not start with the beginning of a bar, I brutally turned off Lilypond's automatic bar line generation using \cadenzaOn. (If I hadn't done this, some of the melodies would be shown with bar lines where there are none.) This has the nasty side effect you describe.

I need to find a better solution. I filed a bug for this using the new Musipedia Bugzilla. The new bug has number 4.

You can use Musipedia Bugzilla by clicking on the "Report a Bug" link at the bottom of any page.
Author: Rob
Posted: Oct 30 2004 - 01:04 AM
Subject: Sharps and flats in Lilypond
Does anyone know how to force Lilypond to continue to list sharps in subsequent barlines? Fis is listed as only F, if it was sharped in a prior bar. This makes the notation unclear. Thanks!
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How to insert music:

Add a bit of sheet music, along with a MIDI file, simply by entering note names in Lilypond syntax between the [L] and [/L] tags.
For example, you can try what happens if you enter: [l]g'4 g'4 d''4 d''4 e''4 e''4 d''2[/l] (use the Preview function if you don't actually want to post this).
You can create these lists of note names by clicking on piano keys here.

How to post an audio recording:

If you just want to sing, whistle, or play a melody so that other forum visitors can hear it, follow these steps:

  1. Record your audio here.
  2. You should notice a 32-character hash code, something like: 2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf
  3. copy this hash code and paste it into a forum post, enclosed in the audio tags, for example: [audio]2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf[/audio]

How to mark a thread as solved:

If the original question in a thread is solved, please mark it as solved using the "solved" icon (or by just typing [solved] into your post). This makes life easier for people who are willing to identify melodies, since unsolved problems are easier to spot that way. If a problem turns out to not be solved after all, just write [/solved] in a new post, and the thread will be labeled accordingly.