Denemo is a free program - a graphical interface for composing notes , mainly for GNU LilyPond . Denemo uses the GTK + 2.0 library and runs on GNU / Linux . In addition, Denemo is ported to FreeBSD , Apple Mac OS , Microsoft Windows .
|Type of||Music Editor|
|Developer||Matthew Hiller , Adam Tee|
|operating system||Cross-platform software|
|Latest version||2.0 ( October 30 , 2015 )|
|License||GNU General Public License|
Denemo helps prepare notes for further processing and publishing with LilyPond. Denemo does not try to show the notes graphically correctly and does not strive to be a full-fledged graphical environment. Denemo is not a WYSIWYG music editor (like Finale or Sibelius ), Denemo is a visual interface for quickly entering notes. There is an opportunity to improve the scores received in Denemo by saving them in the LilyPond format and further editing the resulting source file. In addition, you can export the score in ABC music notation format and create MIDI files. At the same time, Denemo (in any case, as of July 2009 ) is not able to read complex scores in the LilyPond format created in other editors. The simple scores created in LilyPond format created in Denemo itself are opened to them.
Denemo is focused on keyboard input : all input functions can be performed using hot keys. This is based on the idea that entering scores using only the keyboard is faster than typing using the keyboard and mouse .
Some keyboard commands coincide with the corresponding commands in the Lilypond syntax: for example, the cursor or note is moved an octave up and down with the keys
, accordingly, the beginning and end of the phrase league are
) , etc. Some commands (move the cursor, delete notes) are the same as vi . At the same time, the user can redefine commands. As in vi, Denemo has various modes of operation: insertion modes (normal and classic, differing in the order of keystrokes when entering notes) and editing.
Nevertheless, any operation can be performed with the mouse, hot keys actually call up the main menu items of the program. You can also enter notes by recognizing their recorded sound, which gives musicians a more familiar input method.