Background essay

We have an extensive essay describing computational aesthetics: the art of creating beauty with a computer.

If you just want a quick introduction to LilyPond, the essay might be too much material to read. If you would like to read it now, please progress to Essay.

Where now?

Still not convinced? Read about some of our users’ Productions and sheet music. If you’ve already decided to try LilyPond, first read about our Text input.

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