Operation: LilyPond

Looking for a free alternative to Finale? Sibelius? Dorico? Check out these beginner tutorials for engraving music using LilyPond. You’ll be up and running in no time! I’m currently creating a series of tutorial videos which will take an in-depth look at engraving music using LilyPond. The videos are aimed at beginners and they’ll be following a step-by-step approach in order to help everyone become a power user.

Education for all.

Education should be accessible to everyone

Education should be accessible to everyone. I create free music education eLearning materials. This page will be updated monthly. Topics include: LilyPond tutorials, music theory, sound design, synthesis, interactive flashcards, and how to compose music cues for podcasts/TV/games/online media. Music education doesn’t actually stop with just music. Music education can introduce children and adults to an entirely different way of thinking about things: problem solving, team building, working with others, commitments, and setting or achieving goals. After all, where would any of us be without teachers?

Solarized Colors for Frescobaldi (LilyPond)

Frescobaldi is a very powerful program which allows you to use LilyPond with a fully featured, open source, user-friendly graphical interface. However, right out of the box, it can appear to be a little tough on the eyes. By default, Frescobaldi presents itself with a bright white background, small fonts, and plain basic colors. After a while, this may begin to strain your eyes. Since I spend several hours a day using Frescobaldi, I decided to create a “solarized” color theme to help my workflow. It’s made a significant difference…