Traditional Irish Music from “The Session” in Clairnote

The Session is an amazing website that focuses on traditional Irish music — reels, jigs, waltzes, etc.  In addition to listings of events, jam sessions, and recordings, it offers sheet music for literally thousands of traditional Irish tunes for free download.  Thanks to a recent conversion effort, over one thousand of them are now available in Clairnote music notation.

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Announcing LilyBin + Clairnote

LilyBin is a website that offers a convenient web-based interface for using LilyPond.  While it is not fully-featured like Frescobaldi, it lets you try LilyPond without having to install it first and it lets you use LilyPond on a tablet or phone where (unfortunately) LilyPond can’t be installed.  Today I’m pleased to announce LilyBin + Clairnote, a version of LilyBin that supports Clairnote music notation. Check it out! And read on to learn about the technical details involved in making it. Continue reading

Sheet Music Library Now With Search

Just a quick post to announce that I have revamped the Clairnote Sheet Music Library, providing a number of improvements. Adding search was the primary motivation.  Previously you had to rely on your browser’s “find text on the page” feature to approximate search functionality.  Now we have real search as we’ve come to expect, with only the relevant results shown, sorted by how well they match the search term(s). Continue reading

Note Head Shapes Refined

In addition to the new key signatures covered in the previous post, the latest clairnote-code.ly clairnote.ly file (see Software:LilyPond) also includes revised note head shapes.  These new shapes provide a little polish, a touch of subtle refinement for the aesthetics of Clairnote sheet music produced by LilyPond. Lets take a look! Continue reading