You gotta get organized… with music notation files. To help, Philip Rothman and David MacDonald first cover the various types of backup options, how each method works, and why you would need more than one type of file backup system. Then, we discuss how to manage files when the music changes, how to keep consistency in the file naming process, and to indicate the presence of a new version within the score itself. This is especially important when collaborating with others. We also explore the different formats in which you can archive and share your files, to ensure they appear as you’d expect on another device, now or in the future.
You always want the right version of your music on the stands with the right players at the right time, and these are the steps to help make it happen.