Music Score/Notation Software

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Joe Louvar, Jan 28, 2013.


  1. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Here’s some neat software I just found on the internet. I was able to quickly make and printout some sheet music for practice (random notes, etc) without reading the manual so it seems fairly user friendly so far. It’s free, check it out - here’s a link.

    MouseScore
    http://musescore.org/
     
  2. wrench45us

    wrench45us

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    I've been poking around in the same area looking for a midi to notation converter.
    I tried to use MuseScore to import a midi file I exported from iRealB to get the notation to see why that algorithmic 'player' sounded as good as it did.
    MuseScore threw an exception when I tried to open that iRealB file.
    I checked that the file was good by loading it in some home studio software.

    Right now I have a 30 free trial of Notation Musician
    http://www.notation.com/Download.htm
    that does a nice clean job of converting midi files from iRealB and offers a bunch of other features including the ability to determine the chords being played based on piano right and/or left and bass part and place them on the score.
    I'll probably be buying this soon -- $38.99.
    There's a Composer product as well that allows editing, rather than just rendering -- which is more 87.99

    From what I gather Midi Illustrator is also an inexpensive alternative.

    These are the low end of the continuum that extends up to Sibelius. You can imagine the features and subtleties for notation software expand rather quickly.

    If MuseScore works for what you want, it's hard to beat free.
     
  3. Joe Louvar

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    Right now MuseScore is doing what I wanted (printing out sheet music) and I haven’t tried any midi files etc, and I may never, but I might, so this is good info to know, so thank you very much.
     

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