"Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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jrethorst
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Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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mducharme wrote:Could you add NoteAbility to this comparison? It is free software:

http://debussy.music.ubc.ca/NoteAbility/index.html
For the 10 years this comparison has been around, I've had several requests to add other programs, but I wanted to keep it a comparison of only the most popular applications. I understand this means leaving out some good programs. It's curious how many notation programs there are, given the size of the market. Thank you though.

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odod
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Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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jrethorst wrote:
mducharme wrote:Could you add NoteAbility to this comparison? It is free software:

http://debussy.music.ubc.ca/NoteAbility/index.html
For the 10 years this comparison has been around, I've had several requests to add other programs, but I wanted to keep it a comparison of only the most popular applications. I understand this means leaving out some good programs. It's curious how many notation programs there are, given the size of the market. Thank you though.

John R.
this one looks interesting

https://www.columbussoft.de/p1songsheet.php?lang=en
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Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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Hello,

I'm a newbie in this forum. It takes's time to browse through all of the threats.
The notation program I prefer calls PriMus, developed in Germany.
Here is the Elegy-example produced with PriMus.
PriMus - Elegy.pdf
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Welcome aboard, Andreas! Nicely done!
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Den
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Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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Hi,
I saw this old post and experienced myself with the old program.
Here is the Элегия - M. ВЫСОТСКИЙ - example.
Элегия - M. ВЫСОТСКИЙ.pdf
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The notation program is called Igor Engraver
and music font is Petrucci.


Important note:
This version is a little different because I was typing notes as they were in the original copy.
In this is version not show all the guitar tags and other music signs.
In this example the full capabilities of the program are not shown,
but this example is only for basic visual and functional review of the notation in this program.
Of course, every object can be arranged as desired or function.

benwiggy
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Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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The first thing I notice is that the ties seem a little flat.

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Den
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Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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benwiggy wrote:
07 Mar 2020, 12:11
The first thing I notice is that the ties seem a little flat.
ThnX for your notice. Good eye!

You can change this very easily in "Fixed or Manual Layout Options" (for all new Projects - as if it were a "Fixed Project"), and all links can look like anything or the way you want in any "Default" option. bar, staff, Page or any other Project. Each object and function has manual control over all visual and logical aspects.

Of course I could change my initial Default to a different visual appearance of any parameter in this case of notation.
This is just a simple test in Igor, so I left some visual things by default from my earlier projects ...
I think the point in all the previous programs is how the whole software "works" and what its logic is in engraving notation, right?

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Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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Where did you get a copy of Igor Engraver, Den?
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Den
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Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

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John Ruggero wrote:
07 Mar 2020, 21:57
Where did you get a copy of Igor Engraver, Den?
Hi Mr. Ruggero,
Frankly I don't remember ... a long time ago (10yr-15...) when I bought a PC from a man who was an old musician (no longer alive) and on which this program was already installed ... I always used this program when I was no longer had the desire to work in other notation programs. When I get to the middle of the project, complete frustration for those same other "big brother" programs happens. Then I remember having Igor and starting all over again and bringing the project to the end with pleasure and a very good result.

This is main start screen from program:
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