Sheet Music App?

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  1. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know of an app for OS X that allows you to create sheet music?

    This is something that GB needs, or something Apple should do now with its focus on music.
     
  2. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    what price range? Sibelius 3 and Finale 2004 are pretty standard professional programs.
     
  3. dukemeiser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm talking about a consumer application. Preferably free, but I can't imagine paying more than $30 for something like this. Considering how simple the program would be. Just a program that you could arrange notes and then print it out.
    I really wouldn't use it that much, maybe a few times a year. Which is why I can't imagine paying very much for it.

    Maybe Apple is already working on something simple like this. Maybe that's what iWrite will be.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Well, if you want simple, Sibelius and Finale are not for you. They can do every sort of notation I have ever seen, and about 2 times more.
     
  5. gwangung macrumors 65816

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    I think PrintMusic from the folks from FINALE is about $60 or $70. Melody Assistant kinda does it....
     
  6. Squire macrumors 68000

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    FinaleMusic.com has another even simpler version for free. It's called Notepad. However, it's not available in OS X yet- you've got to run it in Classic Mode. (Sound familiar?) Check out the features on the site. You have to make a customer account but it's a simple process.

    Good luck.

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  7. joeabell macrumors newbie

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    Harmony Assistant or Melody Assistant

    This is the cat's azz in Sheet Music making software. google for it and its real cheap. demo avail.

    -joe (lemme know)
     
  8. Pseudonym macrumors regular

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    Re: Harmony Assistant or Melody Assistant

    There both at myriad-online.com.
     
  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    So it fits the "cheap/free" thing. But it's interface, well, it needs work. And I managed to freeze it trying to undo placing a double bar.
     
  10. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    I will add a second vote for finale notepad. Although it does run in classic, it runs very well and it is easy to use. Also if you ever need to upgrade to a paid version of finale like printmusic or something you are already familiar with the interface. It is a very basic app, but the note entry is quick and easy and the pages look fine printed out. Plus it will probably be upgraded to run on OS X soon. I've tried melody assistant and it is just to convoluted to be useful as a simple note entry app. Give finale notepad a try.
     

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