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Notation software

Notation software allows you to create musical scores and sheet music. If you want to create musical scores and sheet music for bands to small ensembles to orchestras, notation software would suit you.

Notation software has MIDI capability, but not to the extent of a sequencer program. Sequencer programs on the other hand, don't have the scoring and arranging capabilities of notation software. Many composers will work with both a sequencer program and notation software. They'll use the sequencer program for composing, and then export the MIDI file into the notation software to prepare the sheet music.

Finale ~ Sibelius

Finale (eMedia)

Finale 2006


Sibelius 3: general notation

Sibelius G7: guitar notation

Sibelius PhotoScore: utility for scanning sheet music into MIDI format

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