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Score Editor

The score editor is a simple dialog that allows you to insert score into a page using GNU Lilypond.

In order to be able to use this plugin you must have GNU Lilypond installed and the following command must be available on your system: "`lilypond"`. You can control the look of the scores using the special template "`_Score.ly"`.

Dependencies: This plugin requires GNU Lilypond to be installed. In specific the "lilypond" command should be available in the system path.

Syntax

Refer the References section for information on GNU Lilypond syntax.

Following are a few examples generated by the plugin:

Example 1: Pachelbel's Canon

```\relative c {
\clef bass
\key d \major
\time 4/4

d4 a b fis
g4 d g a
}
```

Example 2: With Chords, Staff and Lyrics

```<<
\chords {
c1:m7 f2:7 c2
}
\relative c'' {
g2 es8( c4) es8
f8 es d c~ c2
}
You are
the sky and my rain,
}
>>
```

Example 3: With multiple Staffs

```hornNotes =
\relative c {
\time 2/4
R2*3
r4 f8 a cis4 f e d
}

bassoonNotes =
\relative c {
\clef bass
r4 d,8 f gis4 g b bes
a8 e f4 g d gis f
}

<<
\new Staff \hornNotes
\new Staff \bassoonNotes
>>
```

Example 4: With Strumming rhythm and FretBoard

```<<
\new ChordNames {
\chordmode {
c1 | f | g | c
}
}
\new FretBoards {
\chordmode {
c1 | f | g | c
}
}
\new Voice \with {
\consists "Pitch_squash_engraver"
} {
\relative c'' {
\improvisationOn
c4 c8 c c4 c8 c
f4 f8 f f4 f8 f
g4 g8 g g4 g8 g
c4 c8 c c4 c8 c
}
}
\new Voice = "melody" {
\relative c'' {
c2 e4 e4
f2. r4
g2. a4
e4 c2.
}
}
\new Lyrics {
\lyricsto "melody" {
This is my song.
I like to sing.
}
}
>>
```

Template

The Score plugin's template has following three variables to customize your GNU Lilypond document, used for generating the score images:

When a different version of GNU Lilypond is installed, the plugin would use `convert-ly` (packaged with GNU Lilypond) to convert the score file to be compatible with installed version before rendering the score.