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Old 11-19-2005, 10:18 PM
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Default Ink & paper vs Finale

Composers of the past have written fantastic pieces. Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart...have all written a vast quantity of masterpieces. And composers of the present have too. Ways in writing music differs; we've had different movements, styles, genres, fashions...but one thing stays the same, and that is the notes. Yes, the notes. Now, do you think that it was easier to simply write the notes down on a piece of paper (like classical composers did), or to deal with Finale, Cakewalk, easy write... . Modern composers often encounter technical or software problems composing. (Just the other day, my ensemble Director lost his arrangement, because the power went off...) While writing with paper is rather simpler. Updated softwares of musical writing programs are complicate to use, to read and to understand, ...but it is true that you can play the midi sample and hear how the piece arranged (composed or transposed) will possibly sound like.
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I've had some problems with my poll editing. You will find it in the other newly created thread

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I would love to vote for your poll but seem not to be able to find it, Sorry!
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:33 PM
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Pen and paper all the way!!! I do use LilyPond to 'type up' my completed works, but all the actual composing is done with a pen(cil).
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:41 AM
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Cool! That sounds cool!
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Default hey teenviolalover

what do you compose with?
and do you have a favourite notaion program to recommend?
I use lilypond 'cause it's free(!) and very effective, but i'm interested in other, less...um...geeky programs. lol!
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I don't compose yet! Soon when I find time!!
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what do you compose with?
and do you have a favourite notaion program to recommend?
I use lilypond 'cause it's free(!) and very effective, but i'm interested in other, less...um...geeky programs. lol!

I used Noteworthy Composer before I got Finale.
It worked pretty well.
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I used Noteworthy Composer before I got Finale.
It worked pretty well.


Which Finale version do you use? I was thinking about moving from Notepad Plus to PrintMusic version. I don't like really composing within my sequencing software (Sonar) interface. Not as elegant and quick as Finale.
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Which Finale version do you use? I was thinking about moving from Notepad Plus to PrintMusic version. I don't like really composing within my sequencing software (Sonar) interface. Not as elegant and quick as Finale.

Finale 2003
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Finale 2003


Oh, like real Finale then? They pricey one? hmmm.... jealous.....
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