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Offline naturlaut

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Need notation software help
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:11:14 AM »
Planning to notate/transcribe something and wondering if I should just pick up a pencil and paper or do it on the computer.  What are my options for the latter?  Sibelius 7 is really expensive and completely out of my budget. 

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Re: Need notation software help
«Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 09:26:41 AM »
Planning to notate/transcribe something and wondering if I should just pick up a pencil and paper or do it on the computer.  What are my options for the latter?  Sibelius 7 is really expensive and completely out of my budget.

I have no experience with such software, but here are some good reviews:
Paid music notation software
Free music notation software

Hope this helps.

Paul
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Re: Need notation software help
«Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 06:38:22 PM »
Thanks Paul.

Tried them, it's not easy!  I had no prior training on these software so I am pretty much groping in the dark. 

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Re: Need notation software help
«Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 08:35:12 PM »
I downloaded Musescore and had no prior experience on notation software. Once you get the general idea how the note/rest adding works it's not difficult at all.