We recap a wild and exciting week in the world of music notation software, with not one, but two major products debuting on iPad: Dorico and Sibelius.
Katie Wardrobe is the founder and director of Midnight Music, a thriving service which helps music educators integrate technology into their teaching. She tells us all about how she uses music notation software and many other tools to achieve results.
In music scores, a house style is the collection of dozens or hundreds of rules and preferences governing the look of the music — everything from note spacing algorithms, to font choices, to the thickness of lines, and lots more.
There’s a fundamental task that is essential to using music notation software: getting the notes into the program in the first place! Even if you think you’ve mastered this basic element of working in your favorite program, you may very well discover new and better ways to fill your page with music.
When preparing music, you always make sure what goes on the page is pitch-perfect. How about what goes on the bill? An encore presentation of one of our most popular episodes, with an update.
The concept of music notation software is easy to understand, but the details of how to use the programs can be a more difficult matter. We share some key philosophies so that you can be more confident when you create music in the software.
Jason Loffredo returns to Scoring Notes to do the “SMuFL shuffle” and tells us how to do the dance with Finale v27, step-by-step.
Jason Wick, MakeMusic’s senior manager for Finale, discusses the product’s development and the new features that are in version 27 of the software.
We discuss how to take the stress out of working on a deadline, organize a project, and make the end result better for everyone.
Have you ever wanted to export audio from your favorite music notation software, seen the terms “sample rate”, “bit depth”, and “bit rate”, and wondered what they really mean?