Questions tagged [music]

{music} is about ways of typesetting music in LaTeX text. Add the tag {lilypond} for questions concerning LilyPond or lilypond-book.

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Music sheets with context

How to include music produced by lilypond in context document (not like image)? latex can do that with musixTeX, lyluatex,abc. Any advice ?
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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 ...
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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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Inline Musical repeat (left and right) sign

I have an old document, for what I don't have the original LaTex-code. So I need to rewrite it. I stumbled upon some fancy examples using musical symbols. For the notes i found some packages (like "...
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Place two Lilypond examples side by side

I need help here: I am trying to place two Lilypond musical examples side-by-side. How can I achieve that? Any help is appreciated. This is the code I am using: \usepackage{float} ... \begin{...
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Is there any package in latex for typing song in solfa notation?

I have uploaded a .png format which i have downloaded from https://raltetonicsolfaseries.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/ill-fly-away.pdf I want to type hymn songs in tonic solfa for our church. Kindly ...
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Multiple Figure Classes with titletoc

Following the answer here, I'm hoping to track multiple types of figures in an extbook document, rendered with XeLaTeX. What I'm doing is using one "class" of figure to display sheet music for songs, ...
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Undefined control sequence, title, math and newcommand

Deal all, I have the following couple of new commands, using amsmath and relsize packages : \newcommand*{\chiffraged}[2]{$\genfrac{}{}{0pt}{}{\mathlarger{#1}}{\mathlarger{#2}}$} \newcommand*{\...
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Showing music flat glyph inline with text

Talking about music using lilypond-book and LaTeX. It's going great. Now I'm trying to use lilypond snippet simply to display the \flat glyph. I want to show you what \begin{lilypond} \paper { ...
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Changing font size or using scalebox for music with abc package

I am trying to typeset some music using the abc package (see below). Is there any way to increase the font size of the text of the song, or (even better) to scale the whole music to be bigger? I tried ...
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Unable to get abc package to work on windows

I am trying to typeset some music in Latex. I will likely only need to do this once, so the relatively simple syntax of abc seemed perfect. Except that I cannot get it to work. I have installed the ...
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Typesetting guitar chord diagrams in a songbook

I am writing a songbook and I would like to insert guitar chord diagrams in the appropriate positions above the lyrics of each verse. I have found the musixguit package capable of drawing nice ...
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Generating ukulele chord diagrams

I'd like to generate a chord cheatsheet for my ukulele songbook. (make this in latex : ) But all I can find are packages made for guitar chords. They are too complex and not suitable for me. http://...
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LaTeX font for ancient Greek music notation?

is there a font which contains the signs for ancient Greek music notation (unicode range 1D200 - 1D24F)? Thanks Rudolf.
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Guitar tablatures typesetting with tabs over #9 and double hitting notes?

Many previous posts give clue on how to strike a chord, with each of the finger placements on a guitar. Also, other posts even state how to do a note by note progression like clemens shows for ...
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Unable to get music notation with abc package [closed]

I want to do some simple music notation and decided to try the abc package as a less-steep option. However when I tried the simple example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{abc} \begin{document} ...
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What is the most straightforward way to include music in a TeX document?

I have TeXworks 5.4.1. I read Martin Thoma's tutorial and Lilypond seemed like the easiest option with the best support. I copied and pasted his example file. Surprise surprise, I'm getting the ! ...
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LaTeX for music

I need help how to construct in Latex the following: This is one of the standard chord explanations in the music theory or practice. It is used to explain the harmonic processes in a piece of music. ...
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drawing music staves with \rule loop

I want to draw blank music staves using nothing but \rule in a loop. (I know there is MusiXTeX and Lilypond, not to mention Tikz, but really, I just want some horizontal lines.) In this example, the ...
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Making a note with a double stem in MusiXTeX

How would I make notes with both a stem down and a stem up (like the first 7 notes below) in MusiXTeX? From section 2.4.1 I know to give a note a stem up (e.g. \qu), a stem down (\ql) or automatic ...
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Using TeX to Typeset Indian Raga Music Forms [closed]

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 ...