Write Your Own Music, Make It Look Great
August 15, 2011 Comments Off on Write Your Own Music, Make It Look Great
Composition software is the what we call it and putting notes in the right place is what it does. In the good old days we wrote music out by hand. This meant that beginning readers, who really needed clarity and precision, got neither. And forget about kids and their big fat pencils writing music: it takes forever.
There are lots of programs available, for every budget. For my needs in the studio, I use PrintMusic from Finale. At about $100.00 it isn’t the cheapest available program, nor the most expensive. The full Finale with everything on top runs about $600.00.
My current favorite is Noteflight. It is cloud composition software and the free version is terrific. It is designed for music teachers and their students so it is easy to use, easy to share, easy to love.
Coming soon on this blog: Collaborative Composition via Noteflight.
- NoteFlight: Compose on Your Computer (wired.com)
- Print Your Own Blank Sheet Music (freetech4teachers.com)