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LilyPond Snippet Repository

The LilyPond Snippet Repository is a large collection of user-submitted examples, which can freely be copied and used in your own works. See what other people have written, and add your own!

Particularly instructive examples from LSR are included in our official documentation, in Snippets.


Some level of support is provided on our IRC channel,

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