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Old Feb 8, 2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Songwriting application?

Hey, I was just wondering if anyone has heard of any songwriting applications? Obviously, I can just use any text editor (I've typically been just using TextEdit for the simplicity), but it'd be nice if there was a program in which I could write lyrics and then add chords or other musical notation easily. I'm thinking if each line of text automatically had a line above it in which you could simply click to place a chord, and it would even maybe display the chord fingerings or similar information.

If not, any programmers out there who would want to work with me on developing one? I don't know how to write software currently, and probably don't have time to learn, but I'd love to see something like this come about.

EDIT: Just found MasterWriter, which looks interesting. It's $200 though, and while I'm going to grab the demo and play around, it looks like it does way more than I'm interested in.

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Old Feb 8, 2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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I haven't tried these, but they may be worth looking into:
Sibelius 7 - music notation software
Finale 2012 - The world standard for music notation software
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've seen those. They're for writing out music sheets. I'm looking for something geared more towards writing lyrics and then just adding a chord chart to them. Thanks, though.

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Old Feb 9, 2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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HOLY CRAP.

Why is it so freaking expensive just to put notes on sheet music?!
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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You could do it with a spreadsheet...like this.
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