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LilyPond-UI

A stylish, easy-to-use editor for LilyPond.

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LilyPond is a fantastic tool for typesetting beautiful musical scores, but its learning curve is tremendous. LilyPond-UI makes writing & editing scores in LilyPond easier by providing a set of easy-to-use features in one package:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • In-line error and warning messages
  • Adjustable two-up code and preview windows
  • Easy access to the raw LilyPond output, for debugging

Getting Started (for macOS, other platforms not (yet) supported).

  1. Install the macOS build of LilyPond from http://lilypond.org/macos-x.html
  2. Download the most recent LilyPond.Editor.dmg from the GitHub releases.
  3. Open LilyPond.Editor.dmg and drag LilyPond Editor.app into your Applications folder
  4. Launch LilyPond Editor, open a score, and write!

Useful Commands

  • Quickly save & render the open score with ⌘s
  • To just re-render the file (without saving any changes), hit ⌘r
  • Start fresh with a new LilyPond source file with ⌘n
  • Open a preferences window where you can tweak some settings with ⌘,
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