Hi Knute; Thank you for your supportive and informative response!
I have been an active member of the Lilypond mailing list, and have obtained very useful responses. I have much yet to learn, especially with the complexity of the Bach works on Mutopia and the ancient version of Lilypond used in some of those engravings :-) Thanks, Ken On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 7:18 AM Knute Snortum <ksnor...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:26 PM Kenneth Wolcott > <kennethwolc...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Hello, > > > > Beginner (nine months) at Lilypond, interested in helping > > converting/updating Mutopia works... > > Hello and welcome! I didn't want this email to go unanswered. The > Mutopia Project is in transition, to put it mildly. New submissions > have been backlogged for a year or so. However, there has been some > interest in starting them up again, or moving to a similar site. I > think you should definitely get music ready to submit to Mutopia, but > I don't want you to be surprised if your submissions don't show up on > the site for a while. > > > I've been experimenting with Lilypond for less than a year, > > downloading some works already engraved and trying to engrave them > > with Lilypond. I have learned most of the elementary aspects of > > Lilypond now. I'm still working on many aspects of Lilypond that I do > > not yet understand. > > Lilypond has a mailing list you can join: > https://lilypond.org/contact.html. It's fairly high in the amount of > email you get, so I would recommend using an email filter. The people > there are often experts at what they do, but simple questions are > welcomed if they are well thought out. (Don't, for instance, post: > "It doesn't work.") > > > I recently started downloading both Lilypond source and pdf (Letter) > > engraved music from Mutopia (mostly Bach and Mozart). I have tried > > using convert-ly (both version 2.20.0 and 2.22.0 of Lilypond), > > capturing/saving the output and trying to understand the warnings that > > sometimes occur. I subsequently try to engrave the converted Lilypond > > source. Most often there is success, sometimes there is something > > that goes a bit awry. I am learning, slowly, how to manually perform > > conversions that convert-ly was not able to do (which the convert-ly > > did report). > > The Mutopia Project has some very old versions of Lilypond that are > difficult to convert to a modern version, as you've seen. Submitting > updated versions of old submissions is a valid and welcomed activity. > > > As I get a bit better at doing this, I'd like to contribute to > > Mutopia by performing some of these conversion updates and providing > > the updated Lilypond source, trying to make the pdf output look as > > close to as accurate to the Mutopia Lilypond engraver's pdf. I do not > > think I am ready to perform this action just yet, but I'd like to be > > able to do so soon. > > > > I really appreciate the works that already exist on Mutopia. I > > think that this is not only a great resource for high quality engraved > > music, but a great educational resource for the engraving process > > itself. > > I agree, and hopefully there will be some movement in getting The > Mutopia Project back up and running -- or a similar site. > > > Ken Wolcott > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Mutopia-discuss mailing list > > Mutopiafirstname.lastname@example.org > > http://lists.bcn.mythic-beasts.com/mailman/listinfo/mutopia-discuss > > > -- > Knute Snortum _______________________________________________ Mutopia-discuss mailing list Mutopiaemail@example.com http://lists.bcn.mythic-beasts.com/mailman/listinfo/mutopia-discuss