Storing sheet music
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Nov 2 17:31:38 GMT 2004
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> Hello people,
> I need to store sheet music in a format better than images or pdfs, a format
> that would result in editable small files, I also want it to be open,
> standard, etc (I don't want a format only openable with one editor that may
> be un-mantained next year). I also need a wysiwyg editor. Do you have any
> ideas of what's the best format ? MIDI ? Lilypond ? What programs ?
There are problems with storing sheet music as MIDI since most editors will load
it exactly as played. You will have very small rests and notes.
Lilypond is good as a music typesetter, but I would first look at RoseGarden
(now a KDE/Qt application) which IIUC supports various open standards.
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