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How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h #2718323
03/02/18 08:13 AM
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Things have changed recently on this forum, I can see.
Now then. Where would I find out about how you write these compositions? What you do? Do you write 'em in pencil and transfer to notational stuff? D'ya play into this notational software, and are duly astounded at the results?
Please let me know. I've tried loads of stuff, much of it on your recommendations from a previous posting but much of it will not entertain my elderly windows 7 computer for some reason, so I'd be crazy to buy without trying.
Thanks!


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Re: How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h [Re: peterws] #2719160
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I write in pencil then notate. Trying to play music into notation software has never worked for me because I can't play to a strict beat accurately (like a robot). I use Finale and use the simple entry tool to input notes, dynamics and articulations based on what I've written on paper.

Re: How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h [Re: peterws] #2719244
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I do almost exactly the same as Steve, except I’d bet my version of Finale is more ancient than his. It has no fancy stuff, and doesn’t even playback, but all I really need it to do is create a good-looking score and it does that. I’ve notated some fairly complex music using it, and haven’t yet found anything I need to do which it can’t manage. Which is why I never bothered to upgrade it.


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Re: How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h [Re: peterws] #2719298
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I print out blank staff lines and then scribble in my notes in pencil. When I have a couple of lines I begin to transfer the notes to a proper score using MuseScore. This is a free and easy to use application. You can also hear the notes as you fill them in ... and listen to the finished score. Albeit not the best sound since it's clearly electronic. But suffices for checking the notes for inaccuracies.

I've found that when I get "stuck" while penciling in the notes ... I can rev up a bit by transferring my pencil score to MuseScore.

I recommend MuseScore very highly. The programmers are constantly ironing out glitches and will answer questions in their forum. I've used it for years. You can check out the scores which are offered on my website. Nice clean PDF files.

Re: How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h [Re: peterws] #2719303
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I write directly into Sibelius (7) using keyboard and mouse. I, too, have an elderly computer running Windows 7, and it works just fine -- but it needs a shed-load of memory to load all the sound samples. That might not matter if you don't install the sound samples but, frankly, that's most of what you're paying for with the full Sibelius. I've not tried any of the cheaper, limited versions of Sibelius, or any of the newer versions, so I have no idea whether they would work on my computer or not. To be honest, I'm sticking with what I know to work, so long as it carries on working.

I didn't get on with Rosegarden or MuseScore, although the fact that they are free and run under Linux are notionally huge advantages for me. Sibelius has it faults -- oh, boy does it have faults -- but I find manual note entry more efficient with Sibelius than with any of the alternatives.

Re: How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h [Re: peterws] #2719431
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Direct entry into Sibelius 7 using MIDI keyboard. There is no faster way to write.


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Re: How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h [Re: peterws] #2720309
03/10/18 12:44 PM
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I open Logic Pro, hit the record button, and noodle around for as long as it takes to come up with something.
When transferring to notation, I still use Print Music (cheap version of Finale) and it works well. I've written
several books in the that program.


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Re: How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h [Re: Polyphonist] #2720697
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Originally Posted by Polyphonist
Direct entry into Sibelius 7 using MIDI keyboard. There is no faster way to write.

Sibelius 7.5

Re: How do YOU aceive you written out finished product?h [Re: peterws] #2727980
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I don't kmow if im the only one, but when I wanna transcribe a music, I open Musescore (free), listen to the song multiple times and then start writing it directly on the computer. Only when I am satisfied I start practising said transcription.

I found out that is my personal best way to transcribe, becausw when I practice on the piano directly I don't get any idea. By using the computer, I can get some real good ideas, write them dowm, and then watch how they would sound.

Also, it is the best way for me to make harder pieces and therefore I always learn something new smile


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