Background essay

We have an extensive essay describing computational aesthetics: the art of creating beauty with a computer.

This is interesting reading if you are interested in an in-depth discussion of our fundamental ideas. Due to its volume the essay is available as a "manual". If you would like to read it now, please progress to Essay. However, if you just want a quick introduction to LilyPond, you might skip it for now.

Where now?

Still not convinced? Read about some of our users’ Productions and sheet music. If you’ve already decided to try LilyPond, first read about our Text input.