GNU LilyPond — Notation Reference

The music typesetter

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This is the Notation Reference (NR) for GNU LilyPond version 2.12.2. For more information about how this fits with the other documentation, see About the documentation.

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We want to dedicate this program to all the friends that we met through music.

Han-Wen and Jan

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Notation Reference