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Take Five

Nov 20, 2008, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Sansing)

[ Thanks to JJS for this link. ]

"Sometimes my noodling turns into a song. In the past, many such songs have disappeared into the ether when I stopped playing them. But because I do my development on Kubuntu Linux, I have access to the many Free/Open Source multimedia applications that have been developed. So after the latest Realeyes packages were up on SourceForge, I decided to save my current repetoire for posterity -- a personal 'Kilroy Was Here' carved on the wall of time.

"First I transcribed the music. To do this, I used two applications in conjunction with each other, NoteEdit and Lilypond. NoteEdit has a graphical interface that makes it possible to enter the music visually. Lilypond uses text files to engrave musical scores. NoteEdit exports Lilypond definition files, as well as MusiXTex, ABC, PMX, MusicXML, and Midi files."

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