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Offline hfmadopter

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Anyone use Musescore for writting/editing music ?
« on: September 08, 2012, 12:04:05 PM »
Just curious, it seems full featured for a free program. However windows popped up on download saying it's not a known software. You Tube tutorials all over the place for it, including a 10 part series.

If not this program, what are you using that doesn't cost up the ying yang ? :-\
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Anyone use Musenote for writting/editing music ?
«Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 12:09:20 PM »
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Re: Anyone use Musenote for writting/editing music ?
«Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 12:12:10 PM »
Just curious, it seems full featured for a free program. However windows popped up on download saying it's not a known software. You Tube tutorials all over the place for it, including a 10 part series.

If not this program, what are you using that doesn't cost up the ying yang ? :-\

Never heard of musenote...

Windows is always complaining when you download open sorce free software. I just ignore it.

I have used Musescore quite a bit, to make some sheets easier for me to read when the originals where really unclear. Also used it to transpose songs to lower pitch to suit my voice.

It took about an hour to get used to the system of adding the notes and some other features, but for a free program I think it's just great.

I wish it had the option of changing the note heads to bigger and the lines thicker... But at least I haven't found anything to set those.

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Re: Anyone use Musenote for writting/editing music ?
«Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 12:45:06 PM »
I've been using it (well, Musescore, which I assume you mean) to make scores for the fugue I'm working on.  I'm going to be passing the link along to composition students and I wanted to get to know it better.  I like it a lot!  I also have Sibelius, which I know I got a few years ago at a discount but haven't been good about updating it.  I enjoy Musescore just as well, about, but I don't know that it allows for full orchestra writing (I recently had the notion that I was writing a symphony  :P, so I cued Sibelius up after not finding an Orchestra template on Musescore ... but maybe I didn't look hard enough).  

Thanks much ( and I corrected my heading !). I thought it looked good but if you have experienced some of the computer crashes I've had you would understand my pause. I tread cautiously on free downloads, though I'm pretty protected with this PC.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Anyone use Musenote for writting/editing music ?
«Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 12:45:53 PM »
Never heard of musenote...

Windows is always complaining when you download open sorce free software. I just ignore it.

I have used Musescore quite a bit, to make some sheets easier for me to read when the originals where really unclear. Also used it to transpose songs to lower pitch to suit my voice.

It took about an hour to get used to the system of adding the notes and some other features, but for a free program I think it's just great.

I wish it had the option of changing the note heads to bigger and the lines thicker... But at least I haven't found anything to set those.

Great and thank's ( also fixed, yes it is MuseScore) !
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Anyone use Musescore for writing/editing music ?
«Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 05:01:18 PM »
I downloaded the latest version I think/hope. No computer crash thus far, it's actually working pretty smooth for a free program. Took me a bit to realize that, for instance, the piece I'm working on starts with an 1/8 rest in the treble and that you first have to select an 1/8 note symbol to get the rest to show as an 1/8 rest. Dumb little things like that. I was looking all over for an 1/8 rest symbol at first when it struck me to try that ! Next is in the bass I have a dotted  half octave and need to bridge that through the next bar. I'll see how that one goes.

If I had a MIDI controller or MIDI capable digital piano I'd be all done now. But I do not have either.

Thanks for you guys input though, it's a fine little program it seems !
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.