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Thread: Piano music

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    Registered User Mateo150's Avatar
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    Piano music

    Is there a program that I can write sheet music on... kind of like a powertab for piano. There are some left/right hand coordination exercises that I remember that I could post. I guess I could just write it on sheet music and scan it... but I was wondering if there was software out there... free software.
    They call them fingers, but I never see them fing.

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    There is a program for Windows called Mozart. It was kind of clunky and buggy in the beginning, it got better. I haven't used it in a long time, but it WAS free. Now it's not... The evaluation program let's you use it for one month free, then it's about $100. http://www.mozart.co.uk/

    Cakewalk is great for MIDI and does simple notation (it's no Finale or Sibelius). A version called Cakewalk Express Gold came with an old soundblaster card. It works pretty good. Maybe you can find one in a distribution CD for a soundblaster card you might have bought a few years ago. SoundForge XP came with it too. These were probably bundled with a number of sequencer products.

    Everybody wants money...

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    A good free notation software ist Finale notepad (www.finalemusic.com).

    Most sequencers will transform MIDI to notation, so you record your playing via MIDI, do some editing and print it... I use Cubase for this (expensive, Iīm sorry, but there are cheaper programs). Like Cakewalk, as mentioned by Bob, notation is limited, if you donīt use a score-edition (which is even more expensive), but will, like Cakewalk, do for less complex music.
    The big advantage of a sequencer is to use (and to learn to use) only a single program for most of your purposes. And if you are able to play with good precision (means little or no editing) it is much faster than notation software.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I wasn't aware of this freebie! I installed Finale Notepad this morning. It's a very nice program, especially for FREE! It doesn't export MIDI, you have to buy the enhanced version. But if you have an extra MIDI port, you can capture the MIDI out, I haven't had time to experiment with it yet, but I will keep you posted. Looks good so far and seems to do the job of creating a simple score. If we all had copies of the software, it would be easy to share written music via the .mus files it creates. A good find...

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