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Notation writer

Silas 13 Nov 09 - 04:55 AM
Geoff the Duck 13 Nov 09 - 05:15 AM
Bill D 13 Nov 09 - 03:28 PM
Bill D 13 Nov 09 - 03:31 PM
Tangledwood 13 Nov 09 - 05:13 PM
Tangledwood 13 Nov 09 - 05:14 PM
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Subject: Notation writer
From: Silas
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 04:55 AM

I am looking for a programme that will allow me to plug in a midi keyboard play a tune and the programme writes it in normal musical notation.I know Sibelius can do it, but I was looking for something much, much cheaper - preferably free!

Any ideas?

Ta


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Subject: RE: Notation writer
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 05:15 AM

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.


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Subject: RE: Notation writer
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 03:28 PM

Not free.... http://www.midiillustrator.com but you get maybe 25 free uses before it wants to charge.

It is pretty powerful


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Subject: RE: Notation writer
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 03:31 PM

Note: free player version ...you can try this part to see what you think.


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Subject: RE: Notation writer
From: Tangledwood
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 05:13 PM

Silas, I use Melody Assistant to do what you describe.
http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/melody.htm

Not free but a reasonable price and there is a free trial version.


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Subject: RE: Notation writer
From: Tangledwood
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 05:14 PM

Sorry, should have made that a clicky
Melody Assistant


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Subject: RE: Notation writer
From: Tootler
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 06:39 PM

You could try Noteworthy Composer


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Subject: RE: Notation writer
From: Artful Codger
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 07:34 PM

Finale PrintMusic does this, but I'm not wild about its editing capabilities, particularly in fixing or adjusting timing.


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