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## Hello / a 1st question

Hello dear Lilypond community!

I am a new user, and a pretty happy one! Just found out about THIS a week ago, and God! I am so grateful to the creators!!!

I am a guy who knows music and computers, but... hates mouse. In fact I've got Carpal using mouse to enter 100s of notes in some s/w.... But now I am free! can use emacs or whatever! – un–be–live-able!!!
And also (perfectionists will understand the torture I've been through) : Lilypond just makes it natural to put everything under version control!
un–be–f- live-able!!!

That said, I hope it's all right to ask questions here, even if one is a total newbee.........
Here it is:

I need to accomplish a trivial (I think) task: a book with a bunch of scores, in the form

Title, Composer...
Score
Title, Composer...
Score
...

However it doesn't look like it's easy.
I've spent two days reading the manual and the tutorial and googling.... here is what I've found relevant:

1) \bookpart : this does work, except for a page break that it creates after each score...
It doesn't work for me (my "book" is a bunch of tiny 1-2 line little songs for kids just starting to study piano);

suggests using \header within \score;
• After the music expression in a \score block.

However this either takes the *last* header and makes it global (ex1),
or doesn't create headers at all (ex2).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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## Re: Hello / a 1st question

On Thu, 2017-08-10 at 18:40 +0000, Vlad Kudelin wrote:
Hello dear Lilypond community!

I am a new user, and a pretty happy one! Just found out about THIS a week ago, and God! I am so grateful to the creators!!!

I am a guy who knows music and computers, but... hates mouse. In fact I've got Carpal using mouse to enter 100s of notes in some s/w.... But now I am free! can use emacs or whatever! – un–be–live-able!!!
And also (perfectionists will understand the torture I've been through) : Lilypond just makes it natural to put everything under version control!
un–be–f- live-able!!!

Welcome to the list.  Yes, it's a wonderful piece of software :)

That said, I hope it's all right to ask questions here, even if one is a total newbee.........
Here it is:

I need to accomplish a trivial (I think) task: a book with a bunch of scores, in the form

Title, Composer...
Score
Title, Composer...
Score
...

However it doesn't look like it's easy.
I've spent two days reading the manual and the tutorial and googling.... here is what I've found relevant:

1) \bookpart : this does work, except for a page break that it creates after each score...
It doesn't work for me (my "book" is a bunch of tiny 1-2 line little songs for kids just starting to study piano);

2) The Help page at LilyPond Notation Reference: 3.2.1 Creating titles headers and footers

## LilyPond Notation Reference: 3.2.1 Creating titles headers and footers

LilyPond Notation Reference: 3.2.1 Creating titles headers and footers

suggests using \header within \score;
• After the music expression in a \score block.

However this either takes the *last* header and makes it global (ex1),
or doesn't create headers at all (ex2).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

\version "2.19.40"

\paper {
#(set-paper-size "a4")
}

\score {
title = "A score of A's"
composer = "Albinoni"
}

{ \repeat unfold 24 a'1 \bar "|." }
}

\markup \vspace #10

\score {
title = "Better with B's"
composer = "P.D.Q.Bach"
}

{ \repeat unfold 24 b'1 \bar "|." }
}

\markup \vspace #10

\score {
title = "All at C"
composer = "Chopin"
}

{ \repeat unfold 24 c''1 \bar "|." }
}

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## Re: Hello / a 1st question

Thank you so much Graham!!!

So, am I right that
does the trick?

In any case, problem's solved, THANKS!

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On Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:57:21 PM PDT, Graham King <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Thu, 2017-08-10 at 18:40 +0000, Vlad Kudelin wrote:
Hello dear Lilypond community!

I am a new user, and a pretty happy one! Just found out about THIS a week ago, and God! I am so grateful to the creators!!!

I am a guy who knows music and computers, but... hates mouse. In fact I've got Carpal using mouse to enter 100s of notes in some s/w.... But now I am free! can use emacs or whatever! – un–be–live-able!!!
And also (perfectionists will understand the torture I've been through) : Lilypond just makes it natural to put everything under version control!
un–be–f- live-able!!!

Welcome to the list.  Yes, it's a wonderful piece of software :)

That said, I hope it's all right to ask questions here, even if one is a total newbee.........
Here it is:

I need to accomplish a trivial (I think) task: a book with a bunch of scores, in the form

Title, Composer...
Score
Title, Composer...
Score
...

However it doesn't look like it's easy.
I've spent two days reading the manual and the tutorial and googling.... here is what I've found relevant:

1) \bookpart : this does work, except for a page break that it creates after each score...
It doesn't work for me (my "book" is a bunch of tiny 1-2 line little songs for kids just starting to study piano);

2) The Help page at LilyPond Notation Reference: 3.2.1 Creating titles headers and footers

## LilyPond Notation Reference: 3.2.1 Creating titles headers and footers

LilyPond Notation Reference: 3.2.1 Creating titles headers and footers

suggests using \header within \score;
• After the music expression in a \score block.

However this either takes the *last* header and makes it global (ex1),
or doesn't create headers at all (ex2).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

\version "2.19.40"

\paper {
#(set-paper-size "a4")
}

\score {
title = "A score of A's"
composer = "Albinoni"
}

{ \repeat unfold 24 a'1 \bar "|." }
}

\markup \vspace #10

\score {
title = "Better with B's"
composer = "P.D.Q.Bach"
}

{ \repeat unfold 24 b'1 \bar "|." }
}

\markup \vspace #10

\score {

title = "All at C"
composer = "Chopin"
}

{ \repeat unfold 24 c''1 \bar "|." }

}
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## Re: Hello / a 1st question

 In reply to this post by Vlad Kudelin On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:40:10PM +0000, Vlad Kudelin wrote: >    Hello dear Lilypond community!  >    I am a new user, and a pretty happy one! Just found out about THIS >    a week ago, and God! I am so grateful to the creators!!!  >    I am a guy who knows music and computers, but... hates mouse. In >    fact I've got Carpal using mouse to enter 100s of notes in some >    s/w.... But now I am free! can use emacs or whatever! – >    un–be–live-able!!! >    And also (perfectionists will understand the torture I've been >    through) : Lilypond just makes it natural to put everything under >    version control!  >    un–be–f- live-able!!!  [...] Welcome to Lilypond. :-) I also hate the mouse, and I compose music with vim and lilypond. Which means I can work on my music remotely via SSH over a low-bandwidth link. No need for bandwidth (and memory) hogging VNC's. And yes, version control.  I use git, which allows me to experiment with different branches (different ways of scoring a passage) quickly and easily, and without risk of losing previous versions should I decide to revert. Not to mention the beautiful scores Lilypond produces. You're in good company here. ;-) T -- Knowledge is that area of ignorance that we arrange and classify. -- Ambrose Bierce _______________________________________________ lilypond-user mailing list [hidden email] https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lilypond-user