No ability for sheet music

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jfg@forum, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. jfg@forum macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2004
    A lot has been said about the omission of the ability to export a midi track. Another large omission for both pro and student is the inability to show your midi tracks as notes on staffs. Yes I know this is an entry program but serious teachers of music would never integrate this program into their assignments.
  2. crenz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2003
    Shanghai, China
    For those teachers, they could complement their lessons with Finale Notepad -- a free version of Finale.
  3. h'biki macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Re: No ability for sheet music

    For classrooms of about 20 machines, GarageBand is about $7 a pop. So cheap, that it wouldn't MATTER whether you integrated it into an assigment.

    And of course, Apple would rather schools move to Logic Express - which makes far more sense on far more levels.

    You get what you pay for.
  4. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    garage band is in NO WAY a tool for most music composition classes. Sibelius 3 or (if you're unlucky Finale 2004) is the proper tool for that.

    If you are in an electronic music class, Soundtrack might be more appropriate. GB is not a one-use-fits-all application.
  5. kanker macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2003
    I think that at the elementary and early secondary school levels, Garage Band could have an amazing impact. Even if it's just one Mac in a music class as opposed to a Mac lab, a collaborative class composition project would do wonders to introducing kids to composition, arranging, playing, even engineering, production and understanding the depths of the parts (instrumentation/arrangement of said instrumentation) that exists in music. You can't look at all things through grown up and professional's eyes. This program could honestly have an immeasurable impact on music classes and music education in the earlier grades. Just MHO of course.

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