cadiz wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Adrian Allan wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:12 pm
For basic stuff, Musescore.
For anything demanding professional layout, Finale, Sibelius or Dorico.
This comment is so caricatural, forgive me.
Obviously, you do not know much about MuseScore, or you do not practice enough to know its incredible potential. Everything is feasible, customizable. For example, the section of historical tabs is better and more complete, and much of it than commercial programs allow.
Think too easily, because the product is free, it would be for basic stuff, and because the paid programs would be better because they are paying, here is a complete mistake!
And perhaps most importantly, MuseScore is an incredible community of members whose help for novices and others, for any question, is near real-time and of high quality.
MuseScore is a program of professional quality, and a help provided by volunteers of a professional quality as well!
Ah, cadiz...you are MuseScore's biggest fan!
Sure, MuseScore works great. It is pretty good. It works great for notating most solo guitar or piano music. It is also free. All points in its favor. Werner, Nicolas, and Thomas have done a fantastic job.
I hesitate to post anything negative about MuseScore since I use my real name here, but I'm not so enthusiastic about the work of certain later "developers". On the help forum, one has to be willing to negotiate with aggressive "developers" who will argue with you about what "real music" is. Many MuseScore users display a certain amount of cult-like devotion to this program. I admit I once felt this way, partly due to my distaste for Finale.
My bottom line: If you are new to music notation, or doing basic stuff, MuseScore is a good choice, especially since you don't have to pay a lot for it. The learning curve is relatively gentle.
I use Lilypond with Denemo as an interface now. Also free, but a bit more difficult to learn.