Lead sheets

Lead sheets may be printed by combining vocal parts and ‘chord mode’; this syntax is explained in Chord notation.

Selected Snippets

Simple lead sheet

When put together, chord names, a melody, and lyrics form a lead sheet:

  \chords { c2 g:sus4 f e }
  \new Staff \relative c'' {
    a4 e c8 e r4
    b2 c4( d)
  \addlyrics { One day this shall be free __ }

[image of music]

See also

Notation Reference: Chord notation.

LilyPond Notation Reference v2.25.18 (development-branch).