Podcast

Darcy James Argue, part 1

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.

Layers, layers, layers in Finale

In Finale you can use up to four different independent lines of notes and rests, known as “layers”, per bar. We layer on the knowledge in these tutorials, starting with the basic properties of layers and how to navigate between them, and then move on to hiding and showing layers and working with their advanced options.

News

Timely news and announcements about music notation software, related products, and the fields of music notation and music technology.

Reviews

Our expert take on the newest product releases, with in-depth coverage, pros and cons, pricing and availability information, and more.

Tips

Learn more about the software you use every day with these bits of advice designed to speed your workflow and improve the quality of what you produce.

Tutorials

Dive deep into the craft of music preparation with notation software and technology with these detail-packed lessons, often with accompanying videos.

People

Read about the interesting individuals in our field — from the developers to the creators — and what they have to say about where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

Opinion

Whether you agree or disagree, check out our point of view on developments and changes in the world of music notation software.

Meta

Items of interest about the blog and NYC Music Services, including year-in-reviews and other compilations of blog posts from time to time.

Podcast

A regular discussion with the interesting individuals who create music with notation software, as well as the talented people who create the tools themselves.