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Custom bracket and arrow symbols (jazz music notation)

I am trying to create a custom command for jazz music notation, like the arrow and brackets below: I managed to create the following custom commands \newcommand{\bracket}{$\underbracket{\phantom{...}}...
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byzantinemusic package issue with BZ-fonts

I am trying to use this package called byzantinemusic. It says I need byzantinemusic package and BZ-fonts and run XeLaTeX engine. I have a problem with BZ-fonts. I downladed the BZ-fonts from here, ...
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Guitar chord diagram

I would like to display chord diagram for guitar. I gound the gchords package, but it displays some disgracing glitches : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gchords} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{...
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Very short piece of music as high-res image

I am trying to include a very short piece of musical score (five line stave, 10 notes) into a document of mine. Unfortunately I only have a low-res image (see attached), which is not suitable for ...
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Single-line musical score with text to notate prosodic rhythm

How can I have a single line musical score only to notate the quantity of each note and pauses? I've looked into some packages, but most of them only type entire traditional 5 lines score; I also ...
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Slur over multiple columns in a table

How do I extend the slur to extend over entries in multiple columns in tabular environment i.e. I want to do &\slur{P &M &G} with 3 columns having entries P, M and G and the slur extending ...
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How to produce multistave music using abc notation in a document?

I have been trying to get the package '''abc''' to produce multistave music notation within a document. If possible I'd like to find a solution using this rather than, for instance, LilyPond. After ...
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Insert colored music notes in text

In text I want to insert colored music notes. I tried with Lilyglyphs package (see below), but it seems not possible. In Lilyglyphs, notes are precompiled pdf which are simply inserted. Is there any ...
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Are Donald Knuth's music sheets written in TeX? [closed]

Donald Knuth composed a work for pipe organ “Fantasia Apocalyptica” He has published the sheets on his website but I was wondering if they were typesetted using TEX or some other software (lilypond or ...
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LaTeX for Music vs Finale26 Make Music [closed]

What are the differences between LaTeX for Music (consider the best list of packages) and Finale26 Make Music? Furthermore on Overleaf, for example, is it possible listen to music?
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How do I add slurs (as in music notation) to top of the words in a text? [added follow-up]

I searched this forum and found a similar question here: Adding slurs to words in a text This describes how to add slurs at the bottom of a group of text characters using tikz package. I want to do ...
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Musixtex bars don't align in vertical

I'm using musixetx to put music for a uni paper, and I need to put this as an example between text. The trouble is that bar and bar lines are not aligned. How can I align them? Thank you so much! \...
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Music symbols from LilyGlyphs package not working in XeLaTeX

I want to insert a few Music symbols (defined in the lilyglyphs package) using XeLaTeX. The following MWE used to compile fine and get the symbols in Ubuntu 18.04 (with TeXLive running, using the sudo ...
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Draw a tikz complete 12 nodes directed graph

I need to draw a graph based on music theory using Tikz. As said in the titled, it's a 12 node, complete, directed graph. Nodes must be labeled according to musical notes and edges must be labeled ...
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How to make longtable with a very long text?

I want to make a longtable out of this file. For starters, I've tried to do this: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, onecolumn, oneside, final]{report} \makeatother \usepackage{array} \setlength\...
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Compilation errors after importing the musixtex package

I have a problem with my LaTeX project. After I import the musixtex package, I'm suddenly getting compilation errors regarding bibliography, something that I don't think is relevant to the musixtex ...
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How to use package is part of texlive-music for write V and R of Versicle and Response?

I need only the traditional V and R characters for Versicle and Response. In this answer is recommended to use the gregoriotex package. When trying to install it on Ubuntu, the message from TexLive ...
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Draw the clamp on guitar chord diagram with GChords

I'm trying to generate guitar chords, everything is fine until I arrived to Do#m. Here is my snippet: \begin{document} \mediumchords \chords{ \chord{4}{x,f1p1,f3p3,f4p3,f2p2,f1p1}{Do\#m (C\#m)} } \...
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Guitar Strumming Pattern in Latex

I want to make a guitar song book with Latex and i would like to add some Strumming Patterns. Do anybody have a idea how to make Strumming Pattern with the Arrows up and down and the numbers under ...
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Bad alignment with MusiXTeX

I used the following code to typeset a music sheet: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{musixtex} \begin{document} \begin{music} \startextract \Notes \ibl0{'b}0 \qb0{_cbb} \...
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Music notation via latex / pandoc markdown [duplicate]

I like how you can embed equations in pandoc-flavored markdown, by putting the equation in between dollar signs, like this: $$ \int^{+\infty}_0 \frac{\cos(x)}{\sqrt{x}} dx$$ (see how it renders here: ...
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Align musical sheet bar lines with table columns

This is kind of a very obscure question, but I'll try anyways. How do I typeset musical notes so that the bars separating them align with a table below? I've tried lilypond, and I've tried various ...
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Text with chords for guitar in Italian language [duplicate]

I would to write the words of a song (for example "Immensamente" of the singer-songwriter Umberto Tozzi) with a typewriter font, with manual hyphenation, but the top should adopt either a ...
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How to use lyLuaTeX?

I am trying to use lyLuaTeX but it is not working. I've read the documentation but I don't understand how to get it to work. I am on Windows 10, using TeX Live (first comment). Here is what I am ...
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Musixtex, drum notation, special symbol to represent rolls

I need to write some snare music, and I need for the symbol used to define a roll that is illustrated in the picture below as special note with the two diagonal segments. Any help ? I need to define a ...
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How to insert a musical symbol in Tikz with lilyglyphs?

I want to insert a musical symbol (fermata) in a Tikz picture, using lilyglyphs package. This is my code : \documentclass[symmetric,justified,marginals=raggedouter]{tufte-book} \usepackage{lilyglyphs}...
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Packages and classes for libretti and music

Can you recommend ideal packages and classes for writing libretti in LaTeX? Also, can one include staff notation for music in LaTeX? If so, what are the classes and packages required?
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how to change size of guitar chord diagrams?

For fun and profit I'm typesetting the first 4 chords the book I'm reading to learn the guitar recommends practicing, however I find hard to change the size of the diagrams, so they are very visible ...
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No "maj13" chords within leadsheets package

So I'm trying to finish my master's thesis with the leadsheets package. So far everything works fine, but I seem to not being able to get "major13" chords to display correctly as superscripted "maj13" ...
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insertion of musical rhythm cell in a text - special characters?

I'm writing a document using \documentclass{tufte-book} How can I insert in a text special characters specific to music (rhythm cells corresponding to : double eighth note, two eighth notes, black). ...
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Musical symbols from Lilyglyphs in Tikz

What do I need to work with tikz and lilyglyphs (and spanish babel)? Lilyglyphs doesn't work for me in this example. I use LuaTeX, Version 1.0.4 (TeX Live 2017 / Debian) Another problem in this code ...
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Drawing a piano diagram with tikz

This and this answer provide a beautiful code to draw a piano with it's range. I tried to learn them to draw a simple and plain piano diagram with key-names (A, B, C, C#) written on the keys, but the ...
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How to write music notes with LaTeX [duplicate]

How to write this musician notes with LaTeX? Please give me some examples and instructions.
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Drawing an accurate guitar fretboard with TikZ

This is kind of a fun one. dist( x ) = s / ( 2 ^ ( x / d ) ) Such that: x = number of the fret being evaluated (let's say {0,...,24} so it's exactly 2 full octaves). s = scale length (...
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In PDFTeX, how do I change \footnote notation locally to music symbols/notes?

This is related to a previous question How to change \footnote notation locally to music symbols/notes?. I am hoping to change, the \symfootnote * and \dagger define below to the \sharp and \flat ...
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How to change \footnote notation locally to music symbols/notes?

I learned earlier How to change \footnote notation locally in a few places?, how to change footnotes to certain symbols: like \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\alph{footnote}} \newcommand{\symfootnote}[1]...
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Can I add music/rythm notations in text?

I'm trying to write a text describing a short musical excerpt and I'd like to mention that a particular theme follows a given rhythm. But instead of just saying something along the lines of "we have a ...
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How does PMX work?

I need to implement music into a LaTeX document and MusiXTeX is difficult to understand. So I opted to use PMX. I've read the documentation for PMX and I think I've figured out how to write a .pmx ...
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Compilation error when using Media9 package

I am compiling this example from example link \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{media9} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{dumb frame} \dots \end{frame} \begin{frame}{frame with sound \includemedia[ ...
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MusixTex, \sk does not work

I'm trying to make an extract with all clefs used to show the different position of the same note. And I did this: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{musixtex} \begin{document} \begin{music}...
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Circle of fifths diagram with printed music in LaTeX

There is already a question here about a circle of fifths diagram (link) but I would like to include pictures of staves like this diagram here Is this possible to make it all in LaTeX, I heard there ...
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Converting PMX preprocessed MusiXTeX code to proper LaTeX code

I want to include a MusiXTeX script into a normal LaTeX document, in order to be able to add another piece of music to the same output pdf document (which will be one DIN A4 page). When working only ...
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Let pmx print two pieces of music in same document

I am just learning to use musixtex and its preprocessor pmx, and am trying to typeset and print a little evening song for a small group of people. Since it would easily fit twice on an A4 paper, I ...
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guitar chords in songbook after the line

I am writing songbook and would like to add guitar chords. I consider them secondary to actual lyric and woludn't like them to interfere with normal reading nor take a lot of vertical space. I use ...
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How to let lines in MusixTex & MTX auto-breaking?

I'm a very beginning user of MusixTex. I try to test some codes as follows: \documentclass[a3paper]{article} \usepackage{musixdoc} \begin{document} \begin{music}\nostartrule \parindent10mm \...
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How to write the music symbols in TeX?

I want to write some music symbols in TeX. How should I write the Bémol, dièse symbols in TeX?
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Vertical alignment of beams in MusiXTeX

The beams of the following example are not vertically aligned on the same level/staff lines. Is there any way to achieve vertical alignment? \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{musixtex} \begin{...
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remember-chords not working in leadsheets package

So I'm trying to use the leadsheets package but am having trouble getting the remember-chords to work. I've looked at the documentation (http://ctan.sharelatex.com/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/...
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Music LaTex a two-hand piece of music (C-major K545 by Mozart)

I have the following code and it supposes to output the following music (C-major K545 by Mozart) But I am unable to make it work, can someone see what is the problem for my package and document ...
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Inserting LilyPond files into ShareLatex

I've created a couple LilyPond .ly files, with some music I want to insert into a Latex document I have on ShareLatex, but I don't know which packages to use etc. Does anyone know how I can get this ...
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