I'm not sure what you mean by this. I use Sibelius for all my guitar arrangements and find it very flexible. I agree with bergmann that it's sometimes necessary to turn off "magnetic layout" (in Sibelius 7), which you can do for individual objects. Once you realise this it's very easy to place things exactly where you want them.ReggieGuitar wrote:...the only awkwardness being the occasional voicing error which I can generally solve. I have unfortunately quite found it particularly fiddly with editings and getting everything exactly where I want it.
Agreed; once this is released I'll be very tempted to have look at it. It's being developed by the team that used to develop Sibelius. They have the huge advantage that they have started with a clean slate rather than having to tweak the coding, some of it quite outdated, of an existing program - so it may end up offering advantages that none of the other programs have.bergmann wrote:Soon there will be a new player on the marked - A Steinberg product. You can follow the development here: http://blog.steinberg.net/2015/03/devel ... y-part-10/. Personally I'm looking forward to this product, I believe it can end up being a great program.
This is also a problem with Musescore, unfortunately. Fine-tuning the spacing & placing score expressions takes me a long time, and the work-around solutions for notating tremolo (for example) or working in non-standard tonalities / time signatures can be a pain. But its better than paying out the nose for Finale's latest engineered obsolescence, er, i mean "upgrade".ReggieGuitar wrote: To clarify the main problem I've had with Sibelius is it can be so awkward to get something exactly where you want it, and when you're carrying out the same operation 30 times it does become tedious.
Yeah, I share the frustration! I often write stuff out longhand if it is for solo guitar. But where the programs really save me time is if i am writing for an ensemble & need to extract parts. and also as an aid to proofreading…a rudimentary "playback" helps find wrong notes & other mistakes. I'm also cursed with being a habitual editor; revisions are a lot faster once i have a score in a notation program.armitage_shanks wrote:I've tried musescore and sibelius and I just find them the most clumsy, frustrating damn things.
In the amount of time it takes me to faff about looking for answers to what should be very simple questions.... I could have written it out by hand, got in the car, gone in to work, photocopied it and driven home again. Maybe even stop off to pick up something for tea on the way home and it would still be quicker.
Pen and paper every time for me.
Second that; I too am very keen to see how this looks when it comes out. Not least, Daniel the main public face of the project is a very good communicator and says all the right things - and is a past student of a colleague, so he must be goodbergmann wrote: ...
Soon there will be a new player on the marked - A Steinberg product. You can follow the development here: http://blog.steinberg.net/2015/03/devel ... y-part-10/. Personally I'm looking forward to this product, I believe it can end up being a great program.
Try Musescore 2.0.1, and I take the bet that you should be really convinced by this incredible software open sourceStephen Kenyon wrote:The notation programme I use, Graphire Music Press, hasn't been developed for 15 years and one day I won't be able to source a computer that will run it. It still looks better than anything else on the market, hence still using it.