If you’ve ever needed to open a music notation file in a different program, you’ve relied on MusicXML to do it. Michael Good invented this now-ubiquitous format two decades ago, and we find out how it happened. Plus, an update.
Daniel Spreadbury returns to Scoring Notes to talk about Dorico 4, the huge update to Steinberg’s scoring software. We discuss the new Write mode features, the Library Manager, and the overall development approach to the product.
Nicole Jordan, the principal librarian of the Philadelphia Orchestra, makes sure that the right piece of music is with the right person at the right time — and music notation software was crucial in helping her nail the biggest audition of her career.
Marie Chupeau, the co-founder of Magic LEMP, discusses Maestria, the artificial intelligence technology that allows Newzik to not just display a score, but also to understand it musically, resulting in a LiveScore that can be played directly in Newzik or exported to other software for further use.
Jonathan Newman returns for the second of a two-part conversation, in which he emerges out of the copyist wilderness into a thriving composition career. We talk about writing for wind band and educational ensembles, and how that experience shapes his current position as an educator himself.
Jonathan Newman joins us for the first of a two-part episode, in which we discuss the profession of music copying, balancing a composing career with other obligations, and watershed moments in the history of music notation software.
The second of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue. In this part: Darcy’s philosophy of music preparation; Finale tips, plug-ins, and resources; the role of publishers and software developers in elevating the quality of music notation.
The first of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue, the acclaimed jazz composer, bandleader, and educator. In this part: His early years on through to creating original masterpieces — and how good music preparation, notation software, and getting a foothold in the New York scene were all intertwined.
Sam Butler and Joe Plazak talk about their journey that began with the goal of making Sibelius available on as many platforms as possible and resulting in Sibelius on iPad, with more to come in the future.
Daniel Spreadbury takes us behind the scenes into the making of Dorico for iPad, and reveals a forthcoming update to the app that will make it a lot more valuable.