[LAD] Improvisor lilypond support!?

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 12:19:56 UTC 2009

lasconic wrote:
> I took some time yesterday night to take a look to improvisor code and
> estimate the cost of adding musicXML export. Import is indeed more
> complicated.
> I downloaded the code of improvisor 3.39. It's the last and only code
> available. Improvisor inner model is a little bit different than musicXML
> one. Common practice in musicXML is to don't "time" the chords and put them
> in the middle of notes. At least, this is my experience with finale musicXML
> export features. 
> I managed to make a quick and dirty prototype to export a simple melody (no
> tuplet) and chord root and bass (no extension yet). Chords are in between
> notes but lily+musicML2ly shoud be able to deal with it. Unfortunately, 3.39
> is an old version, and according to Bob Keller the code base changed a lot
> but it's not public yet.  
> With some more voices, perhaps we can convince Bob Keller and his team to
> open up the repository to the public. After all, improvisor is a fine piece
> of software which can benefit from open development, moreover if time and
> resources are an issue.
> Lasconic
Thanks man. I'll forward this to Bob Keller too.
I think he mentioned in a message that he is willing to give developers 
svn access to the recent code.

Bob, could you comment on this?

Kind regards,


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