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File Type Generic IconLilyPond File
File Format Proprietary (GNU)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

An LY file is a musical composition saved in the LilyPond input format. It is a text file that defines the notes in a song and includes other information, such as the song name, composer, and instruments. When processed by LilyPond, an LY file can be exported as printable sheet music.

Info About GNU LilyPond

LilyPond is a music score creation program. It can create sheet music from a text input file, which can be printed or input into a music program. LilyPond can export music as PDFs as well as several other formats. It can also generate MIDI files from the notation data that is input into the program.

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Windows

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Macintosh

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Unix

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Updated November 28, 2009
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