Powertab is a nice free program that has built in midi.glassynails wrote:Was wondering if there are any free programs for creating sheet music in pdf format preferably. Also any free programs that you can write the music and have it play it back to you?
Yeah, quite a few including: Music XML, LilyPond, and, of course, PDF -- just select Save As and change the Save As Type box to PDF.glassynails wrote:Can Musescore export to any other formats, such as pdf, etc?
I'm afraid I can't say, I have never used LilyPond (because I have always understood it to have little of no user-interface (I too am a programmer)). I could send you an exported file for you to try if you care to?Kris wrote:How is its LilyPond export? I find the quality of the LilyPond output is unsurpassed, even by the heavy-hitters such as Sibelius and Finale. But note input in LilyPond is a nightmare! I don't care what they say about how easy it is, and I'm a programmer for Pete's sake! So if I could notate with Musescore but create the PDF with LilyPond, well that would be the best of both worlds I suppose.