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LilyPond Helper Applications: Development Status

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Last month I presented a brief update about the LilyPond music typesetting software. This month I look at three graphic front-ends that can make LilyPond easier to use for beginners and for users who simply prefer the more familiar interface of standard music notation.

Denemo, NoteEdit and Rosegarden all provide GUIs that imitate conventional Western music staff paper. Each program also provides palettes or menus for note and rest types, expression marks, instrumental articulations and other standard music notation symbols. In these programs the interface is designed to resemble the tools and elements of standard Western music notation.

I've reviewed or referred to each of these programs in previous articles. Readers who want to know about their basic features and usage should read those articles (see Resources) and check out the latest news on the application Web sites. In this month's column, my focus is the current development status of these projects, paying particular regard to their LilyPond support.

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