Recently, through the LilyPond user listserv, I was pleased to discover Eyes and Ears, an anthology of melodies for practicing sight-singing that is available for free download, under a Creative Commons license, with source files in LilyPond format. With some work I was able to convert the book into Clairnote music notation, and you can now download it from the More Sheet Music page. Continue reading
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.
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
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
In December I (finally) designed Clairnote’s custom clef symbols and wrote the code to render them with LilyPond. Take a look! Continue reading
While Clairnote’s Sheet Music Library now has over 500 pieces of music wouldn’t it be nice to have sheet music specifically for those who are learning to play an instrument — say an introductory lesson book for piano? Good news! There is now just such a piano lesson book in Clairnote music notation. Continue reading
Previously when there were notes in two different voices that were two semitones apart (e.g. a major second), the note heads would collide when LilyPond rendered them in Clairnote. Now thanks to improvements in LilyPond such collisions are a thing of the past. Continue reading
In Clairnote the notes D, F-sharp/G-flat, and A-sharp/B-flat are all solid notes that fall right between staff lines or ledger lines. So what should the ledger line pattern for these notes be? Continue reading