.LY File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .LY extension:

LilyPond File

LilyPond File
  • Developer GNU
  • Popularity
    3.0 (5 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

Input file for LilyPond, a musical score creation program; contains header information, such as the title and composer, followed by one or more musical scores; each score includes the clef, time, and key, followed by a list of notes and note durations.

LY files are saved in a text format that can be edited with a text editor. They can be processed by LilyPond and turned into printable compositions.

Software's name License Platforms
GNU LilyPond GNU LilyPond Free LinuxMacWindows

Updated: July 4, 2009

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