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LinuxNews.com: Familiar Music Sounds GNU With LilyPond

Aug 31, 2000, 20:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

[ Thanks to mhead for this link. ]

"Educators and statisticians generally agree that musical prowess and scientific aptitude are related by the language of mathematics, often complementing each other's development. Programmers and users can put that theory to the test with a free software project that translates music written in the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) to sheet music, joining the two worlds."

"LilyPond is a music typesetter that produces sheet music using input from a high level description file, the project's Web site explains. "It excels at typesetting classical music, but you can also print pop songs," the site introduction continues. "With LilyPond we hope to make music publication software available to anyone on the Internet."

"However, since LilyPond is a GNU project, it can be downloaded freely. Stable releases of the typesetter software are available at the LilyPond project's GNU site."

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