A program to write scores

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einstainh

A program to write scores

Post by einstainh » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:34 pm

Hi . Does anybody know a program downloadable freely from internet , where i can write scores for pieces or songs ? And if yes , please let it be a practical program , because i have 3 or 4 programs , which are very impractical . I downloaded once the tef but i don't know if the site didn't let me download the complete version , or if it's not good to work on .
if you help me , i'll be very grateful
Thanks .
Ghassan :)

drvmusic

Post by drvmusic » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:56 pm

I had a freeware recording program called Quartz AudioMaster Freeware that had a really nice scoring feature. It's at http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com

This was about 2 or 3 years ago, but I just checked the site and they still make the freeware version. The older version I had worked rather nicely and can do midi playback of the score.

It featured a nice grid where you could assign the notes by dragging a bar to represent the note/octave/duration.

Hope this helps.

-DRV

Bandersnatch

Post by Bandersnatch » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:03 pm

There is good thread that was started on that subject. Go to

viewtopic.php?t=366&start=15&postdays=0 ... highlight=

Cheers :D

drvmusic

Post by drvmusic » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:40 pm

Bandersnatch wrote:There is good thread that was started on that subject. Go to

viewtopic.php?t=366&start=15&postdays=0 ... highlight=

Cheers :D
Hey there fellow New Englander!

Bandersnatch

Post by Bandersnatch » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:46 pm

HI drvmusic

I lived in the Boston area for 3 years before moving to CT. Boston is by far my favorite US city.

Cheers :D

tecmido

Post by tecmido » Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:47 pm

I think Encore is the best soft for score.
Encore is a pro soft.

Gorobete

Post by Gorobete » Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:17 pm

I like Encore, but also you can try Sibelius.
Encore is more intuitive in my opinion but you could get better results with Sibelius. I think you can download a demo version from their site. I think http://www.sibelius.com.
Last edited by Gorobete on Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

tecmido

Post by tecmido » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:51 pm

Gorobete wrote:I like Encore, but also you can try Sibelius.
Encore is more intuitive in my opinion but you coul get better results with Sibelius. I think you can download a demo version from their sit. I think http://www.sibelius.com.
ok, I like sibelius too.
You can use capella.
There're a lot of software for guitar. You can choose one which you like it.

Freeman

Post by Freeman » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:12 pm

I've been using Finale NotePad 2005, free to download
http://www.finalemusic.com/notepad/
I haven't used it a whole lot so I don't know how practical it may be for your purposes.

anathem

Post by anathem » Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:19 pm

10x for the links guys been looking for something like that in a while never thought about asking for info though :oops: :lol:

ClassicalGuitar

Post by ClassicalGuitar » Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:27 am

Again my vote goes to powertab simply :D

Passero

Post by Passero » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:06 pm

I'm using Sibelius... it's not that easy but when you start to know how it's very good. You can do almost everything with it... unfortunatly it isn't free.

jgreenwildcat

Post by jgreenwildcat » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:03 pm

I use Finnale Notepad 2005. I've never used anything else other than the retail version of Finale, so I don't know how it compares, but it's prety good and not too difficult to figure out.

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Software

Post by apollo335 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:57 am

You get what you pay for.

I would suggest investing the money and purchasing Finale, or Finale for guitar.

tenn

Post by tenn » Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:13 pm

I've always liked Noteworthy Composer but I'll give Finale Notepad a try.

Thomas

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