The Clairnote Blog

Posts from 2014

Happy First Birthday Clairnote!

One year ago today Clairnote music notation was introduced to the world.  Looking back it's been quite a productive first year (thanks in…

2014-12-07By Paul Morris Untagged

Ledger Lines, Dotted Notes, Beams

Recent work has lead to improved rendering of ledger lines, dotted notes, and beams in Clairnote music notation (by LilyPond). Here's a…

2014-08-22By Paul Morris LilyPond

Chords in Clairnote

Have you ever wondered what chords look like in Clairnote? Including the more complex chords used in Jazz music? A new Chords page has been…

Custom Staff Properties

This post is about going beyond global variables.  It is the last entry in a series of posts about recent improvements to the clairnote-code…

2014-05-28By Paul Morris LilyPond

Now Accepting All Clefs

This is another post in a series of posts about recent improvements to the clairnote-code.ly clairnote.ly file. This one is about clef…

2014-05-20By Paul Morris LilyPond

Staff is the New StaffClairnote

One of the more significant recent changes to the clairnote-code.ly clairnote.ly file is that now when you \include "clairnote.ly" in a…

2014-05-15By Paul Morris LilyPond

Repeat Signs

The first image below shows how LilyPond positions the two dots in repeat signs (by default) for a custom four-line staff like Clairnote's…

2014-04-30By Paul Morris LilyPond

180 Fiddle Tunes in Clairnote

Saint Patrick's day is a lucky day... to announce a new collection of fiddle tunes in Clairnote, many of them of Irish derivation.  So raise…

More Functional Code

In LilyPond news, now that I have learned something about functional programming, I have been rewriting large swaths of the scheme code in…

2014-02-26By Paul Morris LilyPond

Clairnote Print Handout

This website does a nice job of introducing and promoting Clairnote, but sometimes there's no substitute for print media. So I recently…

2014-02-20By Paul Morris Untagged