"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
"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."