I am the creator of gcomposer (http://sed.free.fr/gcomposer
). I am also a classic guitarist (I registered here several months ago and participated on the french forum when I had a job and time to surf the web in the office
) and I write this program mainly for us, classic guitarists, to write solo pieces. (We are special musicians with special needs.
mperkins, get in touch with me by email, I will help you to compile it for ubuntu. (Next week I am completely
offline, but after that I can help you.)
The program has some problems (especially with audio playback). But I plan to fix them. (After mid-january, it's holiday time for now.)
I tried to make a program that uses the keyboard a lot. It is easier to enter music with the keyboard I think. But I may have done it wrong. I never used commercial programs like sibelius and the like so I don't know how they do it. So I need some comments to do a nice program. (Don't be afraid to say what you think as long as you remain friendly. Negative comments are what make a program become better.)
There is also a nice (I hope) tutorial to get your hands on the program. I am like you, when I use a new program, I want some help to start, and I think an interactive tutorial does it well. So I did that. (I think in less than one hour you can start to understand how to use gcomposer.)
Anyway if some guitarists out there want to try it and comment on it (what feature are missing for us guitarists, what is painful to do, what is nice, and so on), I very welcome comments.
Just give me some weeks. Holiday time.
I'll return on the development in mid-january.