A.2.1 Notes only

This very simple template gives you a staff with notes, suitable for a solo instrument or a melodic fragment. Cut and paste this into a file, add notes, and you’re finished!

\version "2.19.14"
melody = \relative c' {
  \clef treble
  \key c \major
  \time 4/4

  a4 b c d

\score {
  \new Staff \melody
  \layout { }
  \midi { }

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