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January 12, 2019 - 10:37 pm
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I'm looking into buying software. I'm primarily interested in learning software with feedback that can "listen" to the violin via microphone and monitor intonation, rhythm, and also especially assist in teaching sight reading, my biggest Achilles heel.

One such program I see is this one:

http://www.purelyviolin.com

I also see there's also a clip-on tuner/Bluetooth microphone and program that's somewhat similar but more stripped down in software and with a more limited library.

http://jameasy.com/en/index.html

Surely, there's more. The first option looks the most attractive.

I'm also interested in what everyone here uses for sheet music management, editing, and sharing. There's a plethora of programs for that. I also see that there's transcription software but that looks expensive and I've read mixed reviews.

What's the low-down on violin software?

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Amature, might look at Intonia might fit the ticket for you.

Mark

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I have forscore for keeping all the sheet music on my iPad thing, but I have to admit I am not in love with it, I kind of like books and real pieces of paper, since my printer is always out of ink, I thought this would keep everything in one place.....it does keep it all handy and you can edit and mark up stuff, prob a few steps up from me (people that know what they are doing!) you can get a foot peddle that flips the pages for you too - but I didn't invest in that. I guess its more storage and reading.

I think I'd rather go the online route for learning, like to follow along with fiddler man vids and such and work through my suzuki books - altho I totally understand that its nice to have something to work along with! and maybe give you little challenges every day, nice!

Mimi

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January 13, 2019 - 2:19 am
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I'm looking into buying software. I'm primarily interested in learning software with feedback that can "listen" to the violin via microphone and monitor intonation, rhythm, and also especially assist in teaching sight reading, my biggest Achilles heel......

Can't really help with your earlier points (although as @Mark mentioned, Intonia looks potentially useful - I have it, but don't really use it - I got it out of curiosity really....)

I'm also interested in what everyone here uses for sheet music management, editing, and sharing. There's a plethora of programs for that. I also see that there's transcription software but that looks expensive and I've read mixed reviews.

For sheet "management, editing and sharing" - I just stick with MuseScore (it's Open Source, and free to use - I should add I use it on a Windows platform).  I find it fits most of my needs - create new scores, edit existing ones,  make PDF files for sharing printed sheet, playing a tune for play-along practice, easy tempo change, exporting a score to an audio .mp3 file, exporting the entire score as a MusicXML file, importing MusicXML files from other commercial software such as Sibelius, and even creating (with another piece of software to record screen) animated play-along tracks such as this -    - anyway, as I say - it meets my needs well enough !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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I am not currently using any learning software.  I do take private lessons.

For sheet music I use both MuseScore and Noteflight.  As @BillyG points out, MuseScore is free.  Noteflight does have a free license that does everything I need right now.

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My notation software of choice is Sibelius. I've used it since my first year of college, as I was an active composer before I started playing strings. It has the full professional range of notation options; for me another major advantage is that I find note entry from a computer keyboard faster and much more intuitive in Sibelius than in Finale or MuseScore.

That said... Sibelius is pricey. I was able to buy and update it at deep discounts through university websites at various times when I was a full-time student, even though I was never a music major in my undergrad or graduate programs. If I were starting now, when I'm completely finished with school and don't expect to get another degree, I would probably go with MuseScore.

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I stuck to Finale. That too is pricey. 🙁

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