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Thread #125021   Message #2765290
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
13-Nov-09 - 05:15 AM
Thread Name: Notation writer
Subject: RE: Notation writer
I don't use MIDI keyboards, so haven't used them to enter notes, but I have found a couple of free programmes useful for producing sheet music. They all do things differently, and one can offer functions that another doesn't have, so it can be worth installing more than one.
Have a look at these :-
MuseScore
NoteEdit which is being replaced by
Canorus
Denemo

I can't recall which does what!

Some will export data as MusicXML which can be read by other music typesetting programmes, so you can start using one programme, then finish your editing with a different one.
Most of them also will oputput ABC format (but not import it). ABC is useful for sharing tunes via the web or on mudcat.

There are various threads on Mudcat discussing music programmes. Some contain interesting and informative info, so it is worth doing a forum search.

Quack!
Geoff the Duck.