Sometimes music notation software is perfect for the job, but other times, it’s the related technology that’s better suited to the task. Fortunately, we cover both sides of the equation on Scoring Notes.
Justin Bianco, forScore, and more
forScore, the sheet music reader, is the no. 1-ranked music app on the Apple Store with good reason. Justin Bianco, its creator, talks about the tech, his philosophy, his background — and why his mom is his target user.
Behind the scenes with MuseScore 4’s design and engraving improvements
Martin Keary and Simon Smith from Muse Group talk about MuseScore 4’s design and engraving improvements. We go behind the scenes to hear about the decisions, roadblocks, and good fortune that happened along the road to the release.
Reflect and refresh
We take stock of 2022, review significant themes and product releases, reflect on our favorite podcast episodes, recall fun times, spread holiday cheer, and refresh ourselves for the year ahead in the world of music notation software and related technology.
From “zero to slice”: Soundslice takes on optical music recognition with AI
Adrian Holovaty talks about Soundslice’s new capability to read music notation from an image and use machine learning to improve results over time, with the goal of revolutionizing the process.
Back in the black with holiday deals and discounts
Black Friday is when retailers and consumers meet in the happy place of sales and specials. But it can also be an opportunity to acquire new skills using products and services that will benefit you all year round.
Melissa Smey’s commission mission
Melissa Smey, the executive director of Miller Theatre at Columbia University, talks with us about her vast experience presenting new music, working with composers, performers, and the community in her “commission mission”.
Tricks and treats [encore]
To celebrate Halloween, we’re looking at scary things we see in the music notation software and score preparation process, and see if we can sweeten the experience with some tricks and treats.
Aaron Copland, in his own words
In recognition of the new edition of “Rodeo”, we present a 1970 interview Aaron Copland gave to John Downey at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee about his works, his career, and the future of music.
Setting the scene with Joshua Luty
If you work with opera, music notation software will help manage the genre’s large forces, multiple sections, revisions, piano reductions, and more. Joshua Luty, librarian for the Houston Grand Opera and member of the MOLA Technology Committee, talks about the mix of timeless traditions and new tech that go into preparing opera.