Notation Software ??

We are exploring the world of notation software and thought we would ask what others are using, if you are using a notation package? We are currently looking at Sibelius and while we have a lot to learn, so far it looks like it will do everything we need to do.

If you use notation software, what are you running and how do you like it?



7 thoughts on “Notation Software ??

  • 04/24/2017 at 10:09

    I wasn’t aware of Musescore. Price sounds pretty good! Might just give it a shot and see what I think. Thanks all for the input.

  • 04/24/2017 at 08:16

    Finale Print Music; Score Writer 4, Now MuseScore 2.0. I use Linux so MuseScore works very well with it. It also does everything the other ones did, downloads on WIN, Applie, or Linux for FREE, and I bought a thick book on Amazon that explains everything. I need to work with it more to give you a reasonable opinion of it.

  • 04/24/2017 at 06:54

    Whilst you are discussing the merits of notation software, I would be interested in any ones views on scanning in music (OCR) and then being able to edit add intros, change key etc.,
    If anyone has any experience or recommendations of software I would be pleased to hear your thoughts.

    Regarding notation software I currently use Musescore.


    • 04/24/2017 at 16:38

      Hi Chris
      I have used OCR it works OK with good quality copy and you can then import and edit it.
      A lot of my music is hand written in fountain pen and it is hopeless because the script is not uniform.

  • 04/24/2017 at 06:04

    I use Sibelius and find it pretty easy to use

  • 04/24/2017 at 03:56

    Try MuseScore as it’s a free download and thus ideal to get started.

    Also remember that most DAWs (like Cubase) have notation built in that will suit most users, thus is of much better value to the general user then programs like Sibelius, which are designed more for commercial & professional use.

    Whatever you want, there is a program to suit. (Plus, if you have an iPad there are also apps available)

    Hope this helps



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