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Using TeX to Typeset Indian Raga Music Forms

I could use any input on this one. I am trying to typeset the various raga forms and scales that I am learning in my sitar class. I need to be able to put from one to three dots (not periods) over and ...
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How to use Lilypond with Sublime

It would seem I'm forever a LaTeX novice: I cant get my head around the instructions on how to invoke lilypond-book. According to lilypond's documentation you have to use this: lilypond-book --pdf ...
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How does the LaTeX `ABC` music typesetting package configure spacing with `width`

How does the ABC music typesetting package configure spacing with the value passed to width. The documentation says width is the dimension best expressed as a fraction of \abcwidth As width is one ...
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Complex musical chords

For my thesis in musicology (somebody create that tag!) that is due this monday I need help figuring out how to achive notation of complex musical chords in Latex. I have tried every googable solution ...
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Creating complex diagrams

I need some help devising a method for further cases. I've searced tex.stackexchange.com for a solution but have so far not seen examples that help me much. In writing my thesis, on musicology, I ...
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How would I make this image? (A type of music notation)

I was wondering if anyone knew how to make music notation that looks like the below: I'm not even sure where to start with this kind of thing, I've tried doing it by hand before in Inkscape, but I ...
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Using bibtex, how do I cite a musical composition?

For example S. Reich. It’s Gonna Rain. 1965.
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Stretching vertical space to evenly fit a part of the document within minimal number of pages

I typeset a book containing musical pieces using LaTeX and LilyPond (using lilypond-book). Each piece starts in a new page, and can be from less than a single page up to several pages long. I want ...
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“roof” over numbers

I'm writing a musicology paper and need some roman/schenkerian analysis tools. Notice the image, the "roof" over the numbers? How to produce this?
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How to add musical symbols like flats and sharps in text [duplicate]

I need a to use musical symbols, flats, sharps and such in my thesis. This is what I would like it to look like: I use ShareLaTeX, the online LaTeX thing.
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Including a music.xml file in XeTeX

Is there a way to include music.xml files in a .tex file? Background: I write a bunch of documents in XeTeX. And I use Sibelius. Sibelius doesn't directly interact with XeTeX. But, it does export ...
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\hide is not compiled by lilypond-book

I am creating a LaTeX document with some figures showing musical score that I created in LilyPond. \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} Random text \begin{lilypond} \relative c'{ c d e ...
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Boxed notes in MusixTeX

I need to put a box around some notes in a MusixTeX score. I've tried with \fcolorbox, but I get a white background (not transparent), covering the staff lines. I've also tried with Tikz, but I don't ...
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Writing musical pitches

Is there a package or macro that allows me to easily typeset musical pitches, like the following: ? Indeed I would like to have subscripts for the octaves. Let's say $\mathrm{E}\flat_3$ How ...
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Range of a piano: keyboard vs staves

This is a kind of follow-up to this question. I'd like to reproduce with tikz the following image. I have no idea of how I could "synchronize" the output of musictex and tikz. Maybe I'd better ...
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MusiXTeX vs LilyPond

MusiXTeX and GNU LilyPond both appear to be based around and its syntax. Is there a difference? What makes one better than the other?
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Typesetting chord progressions

For this to work, you need to install the New Real Book fonts and the experimental realbookchords package by cgnieder, then compile with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. I'm working on a simple set of macros to ...
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Triple scripts for analysis

I am doing the music harmonic analysis. There are plenty of symbols that must be added and there are need for: underscript triple sub/super scripts:
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How to make a two bar duevolte?

How do I make a duevolte that repeats the two preceding bars, with a double diagonal line and a big "2" above it, like the right one in this image: The left one is \duevolte, but I can't figure ...
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How to typeset music dynamics within normal text

Although it should be possible to create a single musical dynamic symbol (like ff for fortissimo or sfz for sforzato) by creating an in-line lilypond-book fragment, hiding the staff etc. and somehow ...
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Type1 fonts and musixtex

Thanks to @cgnieder, I can now typeset the full range of a piano. Now, I'd like to use the utopia-mathdesign package. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Range of a piano : annotate note frequency

I'd like to draw something like this for the piano, but with all notes explicitly draw and labelled with its frequency. I use for the first time the musixtex package so I have no idea how to automate ...
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Beamer + MusixTex

can I use MusixTex with beamer class? It doesn't work for me, only with article. With beamer there are a lot of errors (more then 50). Thanks for advice. This is without errors: ...
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Typesetting the entire Song That Never Ends

I've heard that LaTeX (and for that matter TeX) are Turing-complete, so it should be possible to produce an infinite loop. And indeed, a quick search reveals several questions in which users have ...
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How to play background music across multiple slides when making a beamer presentation?

I made a LaTeX beamer presentation and I would like to add background music to some of the slides. I did manage to play something using the media9 package, but only on a single slide, i.e. the sound ...
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Write treble clef in tex?

How to write treble symbol in Tex? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clef
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Meter signature in text

I want to mention musical piece meter directly in the text, like: This piece is written in 4/4. Is there a way to get time signature (4/4) in form of fraction with no fraction bar? I tried musixtex ...
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Searching a musical quarter note symbol to insert into text

I want to simple write a musical quarter note in text. I however know that there is the \textmusicalnode available. But this does not give me a quarter note. The usage of e.g. the harmony or wasysym ...
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textcomp's \textmusicalnote doesn't work: “cannot open encoding file for reading”

I'd like to put a music note as an icon next to notes in my document. I discovered the \textmusicalnote symbol in the textcomp package, but it doesn't seem to render. I suspect I'm doing something ...
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How do I put a musical clef in a memoir-class document?

I've got a lot of questions about preparing a book layout, but as I'm slowly going through the various books and other documents out there, I think most of the questions are being answered. However, ...
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Set music in LaTeX with ABC or LilyPond?

I’ll give a tutorial, “LaTeX for musicians”, in the next year and certainly I want the to show how to include music in their texts. I’m a musician myself but I never used LaTeX to typeset music. I ...
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Adding slurs to words in a text

Friends, I have a special case in which I need to insert slurs (music) in some words in a text. A slur is a curved line connecting notes on a score to indicate that they are to be played or sung ...
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Creating a custom songbook with the songs package

Friends, I usually create songbooks with the help of songs package (I guess the CTAN version is a little old, the newest one can be downloaded from here). Consider the follow example (taken from the ...
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New bib(la)tex-entrytype for music-scores

Short question: How can I create a new entry type (@music) with fields for the composer, title, opus, editor, series, location and year? \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @music{citekey, ...
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Quartertone symbols

Does anyone know if there is any package that provides the quartertone sharps and flats symbols? (I've already checked the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List and couldn't find them.) The symbols can be ...
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Guitar tablatures typesetting?

So I kindof wanted to leave old and ugly ascii-art tabs and produce something nice, but found there's probably no method to typeset actual guitar tabs in TeX. All I found was: MusiXTeX for ...
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How can I put musical clefs in the middle of text?

I'm setting a document that includes some music; I'm using lilypond-book for the musical examples. However, there are some points where the author has inserted a musical symbol in the text; I'm using ...
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Can I create music sheets with LaTeX?

If so, how? Do I need any additional software?
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Solfa style music notation (Carnatic)

I'm looking for a way to typeset Carnatic (Indian) music. The notation system is textual, similar to solfa, with some symbols like comma, semi-colon and | for durations, and bar lines. Fine control ...