[linux-audio-user] Searching for music composition tools

Noah Roberts nroberts at reachone.com
Mon Feb 21 13:49:19 EST 2005


Tapio Kelloniemi wrote:

> Using
>a midi sequencer with soft synth or writing my compositions in a
>musical language are both OK. The only (and probably the one which makes all this impossible) is that
>I'm blind and can only use text-based applications. So I'm interested
>about all possibilities available.
>
Have you had a look at lilypond or ABC?  These are music languages, 
typesetting really in the case of lilypond at least, that can be 
translated into many formats including midi.  I only managed to work 
with lilypond and it seems pretty complete.  It is based on the TeX 
typesetting language as I recall.

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