2.2.2 Simple notation

LilyPond adds some notation elements automatically. In the next example, we have only specified four pitches, but LilyPond has added a clef, a time signature, and rhythms.

{
  c' e' g' e'
}

[image of music]

This behavior may be altered, but in most cases these automatic values are useful.

LilyPond Learning Manual v2.25.17 (development-branch).