Does anyone know of a program that would write my new music for the harp through the computer. I have looked at some programs that either need a midi, or only hear one note at a time. I am composing some tunes, and it takes so long to write them out.
I like Harmony Assistant: http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/harmony.htm
Nice price and
Finale and Sibelius are the big guns of notation programs. Very high learning curve, but very fully featured. Finale is maybe more difficult to get started with but gives you far more control over details than Sibelius.
However, both are major overkill if you aren’t going into the publishing business. As mentioned in this thread, Finale notepad is a free program that gives you basic notational capaibilities.
MusicTime Deluxe from gvox.com is another good beginning level program. Not free, but more features and more user-friendly than notepad.
It all depends on what you need to do.
However, if you are talking about playing the music in, any program is going to require a midi setup. That’s just part of the deal.
>However, if you are talking about playing the music in, any program is going to require a midi setup. That’s just part of the deal.
There are several programs that put a little keyboard onscreen that you can use to type in the notes, but most of these only take input on one note at time (your mouse can only click in one place).
I use the Finale Allegro version. I don’t know if that is still available, but it is a very good compromise between the two. I tried notepad but found it too limited. The full Finale was a bit too much overkill since I didn’t need all the engraving options and the expansion features.
Allegro was affordable but does pretty much everything I need. I just added the Salzedo Harp fonts I ordered from Sylvia Woods. I haven’t had too much time to play around with them yet, but so far I like them.
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