[LAU] Write down music for practicing?

Nick Dokos nicholas.dokos at hp.com
Wed Oct 20 17:57:22 UTC 2010

Erik Steffl <steffl at tsoft.com> wrote:

>   I have lot of sheet music for practicing (guitar) and would love to
> have a simple way to put it into computer so that I can play it.
> Something that makes it easy to write music, could be just text (like
> http://abc.sourceforge.net/) or regular music notation or tabs
> or... whatever is optimized for writing down music...
>   Just to be clear - I am not looking for a way to record the music, I
> want to write it down in some kind of notation.
>   playback is not a focus, if it produces midi or audio file and the
> rhythm is correct I'm happy.
>   (looking for opinions based on personal experience)
>   (and yes, looking for linux solution)

Lilypond (http://lilypond.org) - beautiful PDF output + MIDI.  Input is
just text.

Steeper learning curve than most I suspect, but infinite possibilities
afterwards (and there are GUI frontends for it - never used them tho').


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