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Software for writing/transcribing music
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DinoSS100
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November 14, 2012 - 10:32 am
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Hi,

 I thought I already posted this, sorry if it is a duplicate.

 

 I'm looking for software for writing music, so I can save transcribed songs in files.
 Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Dino

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HatefulPain
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I think MuseScore are a nice software. But I'm not an expert. 

'Armed with theory, practice becomes meaningful. Through practice, theory becomes fulfilled.' - Egon von Neindorff.

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I use Finale Notepad, which works fine except I can't figure out how to make it play da capos. There's also one called MuseScore, which someone else will have to describe the pros and cons of. exactly

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MuseScore is free and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

You can create a score with as many instruments as you want, then play it back to know how it sounds.

See the "Getting Started" video tutorials at http://musescore.org/

Also you can download and upload scores for free at musescore dot com.

Notice the two different addresses:   .org   and   .com

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Fiddlerman
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I use Finale but it costs a fortune.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Harmony Assistant is good and cheap too : http://www.myriad-online.com/e.....armony.htm

I use it a lot. You can export the score in many formats too - MIDI, tab, notation, abc, XML ...

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Almandin
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Fiddlerman said

I use Finale but it costs a fortune.

The free version is free, but obviously not as powerful. But for a noob, it's perfectly sufficient. note

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November 15, 2012 - 9:45 pm
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Thanks for all your responses.

 

I downloaded MuseScore, it's way more than I needed, and works great. I'll try using it for a while, and maybe try Finale too.

 

Thanks,

Dino

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November 16, 2012 - 4:33 pm
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And what about GuitarPro? But the biggest disadvantage of it is that you can't (or I don't know how) save the file as .pdf

BTW. Do you guys know software for writing music, but for Android (or Windows Phone or other mobile devices)?

Greetings from Poland ;)

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