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Theory and practice of composition and arranging for classical guitar, discussion of works in progress, etc.

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Post by simon » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:27 am

i use NOTEPAD too. good basic starting point.

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Post by Fingerboard » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:49 am

In my own humble opinion, TablEdit and Guitar Pro 5 are very helpful partners. :D

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Post by pogmoor » Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:59 pm

To answer TedTheBear's question, you can do fingering in Sibelius (and I think in Finale too). Some of the arrangements on my site have fingering and this was done with Sibelius.

I am particularly fond of Sibelius as it is very flexible, though sometimes you have to research how to get it to do what you want. My understanding is that most publishers now use either Sibelius or Finale for engraving published scores.

Currently I am sorting out how to do lute tablature in Sibelius. Thanks to a helpful lutenist, Wim Hoogenwerf, I think I may now have this right.
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Yamaha (SLG 130NW silent classical guitar 2014).


Post by ljerams » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:28 am

I had a go at Finale Notepad and one or two others with even less success.

Now learning Music Publisher 5 which is much easier. It also has a very good tutorial.

The difference is that this Programme does what you want it to do rather than the Programme automatically changing things 'cos it doesn't understand :roll:

Example, in Finale I inserted a wrong note a few bars earlier and couldn't find a way to change it or a way to insert a new one. If you delete a note, it moves the music back one space and inserts a rest. I wasted about two hours with the help file and then gave up.


Post by jackstrat » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:44 pm

Already been said, but I vote for Finale Notepad and PowerTab. Both are free and pretty well supported (lots of existing files to learn from).



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Post by stevemcbill » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:21 pm

My vote goes very strongly for TablEdit - powerful but still easy to use. Designed specifically for stringed and fretted instruments of all sorts. Can do music notation and tablature (inc. lute tablature). An excellent and very useful product with a very large user base.

Steve :)

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