Description of App
LilyPond is a cross-platform editor that allows musicians to write sheet music through a textual interface. Through its robust programming language, LilyPond can program anything from a simple chord and melody chart to your next symphony. Its certainly worth a look if you're interested in a new way to experience the creative process.
The trick is to understand the manuals
At the beginning you may become a little frustrated with this app... Especially if you never tried programming or never used LaTeX. The manuals are simple but somewhat confusing for blind users since the examples were prepared for the general public. If you have problems, post me. I'm not super experienced, but can help the beginner.
There'salso an email list
There'salso an email list with some blind users on it as well. I don't have the info handy at the moment, but I can get it. I actually have to start up using lily pond again if I am to get this arangement I've been trying to work on for 2 years done. It's piano and 2 parts on alto, second alto, second soprano and soprano totaling 8 parts if I can work my magic.
Happy to help
I'm also happy to help anyone who has questions - again, I'm no expert, but have a fair bit of experience with Lilypond. Glad to see this finally getting a mention in the app directory, too!
Chord Changes For Jazz
Does Lilypond have notation for chord changes? Does it also export to Music XML? I would like a way to feed music XML chord changes into iReal Pro, because currently, the editor in that app is impossible to use.
question on Lilly Pond and playback
Is there a easy way to listen to the music one has created in LillyPond? this would be great for helping a blind user catch mistakes or just to preview music being entered into the program.