Their demo allows only two voices (an upper and a lower), if the software proper has that same limitation then it is unable to notate the great majority of guitar music.de la seth wrote:Haven't used the software mentioned here, but I would recommend checking out Noteflight*
Free, open source, easy to use. You can upgrade to "crescendo" which has more features. And you can browse other members scores.
Well, yeah. Even on the six string, there are as many ledger lines needed above as would make another staff, and if you add another bass string, ditto for ledger lines below. The grand staff is much more suitable all the way around for modern guitar music, and so much more so for extended range instruments.jwp wrote:jack_cat wrote:(Even more off-topic, perhaps, I have moved to writing all my guitar music on grand staff.)
I wish all composers/arrangers for the guitar would do this. The grand staff makes the music much clearer.
Yes, and you can spend three days tweaking one tie to make it look right on the page. And if you should happen to want to over-rule the defaults - here's a case in point: I wanted to move one symbol just a little farther to the right of the bar line. I consulted the documentation and read many posts from other users who had struggled with this issue, and who had contributed many pages of code to work around Lilypond's defaults. The bottom line was that nobody had a practical solution, and I spend half a day finding this out.Adilson wrote: ↑Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:09 pmHello
Do you know lilypond software? Lilypond is very good, simple installation, and GNU. I used Lilypond in my favorite Operacional Sistem Ubuntu.
Same for me.jack_cat wrote: ↑Wed May 22, 2013 6:12 pmForgive me for butting in with a probably unpopular position:
AFTER 15 YEARS of using the computer for my notation (mostly a now-obsolete thing called MusEdit, although I dabbled with various including Finale, Lilypond, and MuseScore), I went back to pencil and paper and am VERY HAPPY.
I can spread all the pages out on my desk and see what the heck I'm doing.
No, I can't cut and paste and copy, so things take a little longer, but I have lots of time to think about it without multitasking, emailing and all of the general mind-absorbing crap that comes with the computer. When I want to think about what I'm doing, I can look out the window at the trees and sunshine. This is a much better background for thinking musical thoughts than a monitor screen. I keep the guitar handy on a stand nearby just in case I need to check my work. MIDI never gives a really accurate rendition of what something sounds like on a real instrument. Sometimes when I revise I cut up existing charts and use real paste - a glue stick - to mix them in with the new parts.
Just thought I would mention it. I find that I am very productive. I have a big desk and a nice pencil sharpener, and a couple of reams of my favorite music staff paper that I had printed a couple of years ago. (Even more off-topic, perhaps, I have moved to writing all my guitar music on grand staff.)
all the best - don't let me stop you from playing with the computer...