Music software-- probably already discussed but...

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Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by dory » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:14 am

Hi,

I am sure this has already been discussed, but I promised my choir director and friend that I would ask for advice. Ne is looking for fairly reasonably-priced software that could be used to write choral music (SATB) and works on a PC. He doesn't need free but something that is more or less affordable. I said I would ask here and let him know. I don't know anywhere else where I can find as many knowledgeable people about issues related to music.
Dory

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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by Mark Coprada » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:48 am

Hi dory,

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I can only think of http://www.staffpad.net/ (costs around $70). They advertise it on Surface but it should also work on Windows 8.1. I'm not quite sure if you can use it using the mouse and keyboard alone, or if you will need a touchscreen monitor to compose.

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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by Dirck Nagy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:28 am

Musescore is free and works great.

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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by pogmoor » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:09 am

I second MuseScore. It is a very fully featured music application, cross platform and better than some of its commercial rivals. I use Sibelius mostly but, as I have said before, if I was starting out now I would use MuseScore.
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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by pmiklitz » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:12 am

Dirck Nagy wrote:Musescore is free and works great.
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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by Guitar-ded » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:31 am

+ another 1 like it's needed now.

Works on Mac too if anyone is wondering.
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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by khayes » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:05 am

I like PrintMusic - it's a smaller, more affordable subset of Finale.
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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by KeMe » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:27 am

I've used Print Music and it's difficult to use sometimes. I have been using TabLedit for a few years and I love it. It isn't very expensive ~$40. My teacher has introduced me to Musescore. I haven't had time to play with it yet, but it seems to be easy to work with.

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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by khayes » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:33 pm

KeMe wrote:I've used Print Music and it's difficult to use sometimes. I have been using TabLedit for a few years and I love it. It isn't very expensive ~$40. My teacher has introduced me to Musescore. I haven't had time to play with it yet, but it seems to be easy to work with.

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Hi Kay - I should probably clarify when I said "I like PrintMusic". I've never tried any of the other suggestions, so it's all I know. Yes, it can be difficult, but like anything else, the more it's used the more comfortable it gets, at least for me. I need to try TabLedit and Musescore at some point.
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Re: Music software-- probably already discussed but...

Post by dory » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:42 pm

THANK YOU for the suggestions. I will pass them on.
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