Help - music notation software required

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by johnmartin, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    As the band librarian I must confess to a henious crime. I managed to spill tea on the solo horn part of a horn solo needed for Saturday night. It's now all smudged, due to less than successful efforts to mop up said tea. Question is this, does anyone know of some decent free software that I can use for music notation and I'll transcribe the part and print off a fresh new one. I could also try the old tippex and fine pencil approach and then photocopy the "repaired original". I do have the permission of the publisher so copyright is not an issue.
  2. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Is it readable?
  3. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Yes, but my Virgoan personality will not allow me to have a less than perfect part in the set. The horn player will probably complain too since she bought it.
  4. fingers

    fingers New Member

    You can get free basic notation software from Finale Notepad, ( but it doesn't use brass band instruments so you'd have to use the tippex anyway! Can't you just get another copy from the publisher?
  5. Dawnys_flug

    Dawnys_flug Member

    Can't you get the free version of sibelius off the website for a 30 day trial of the full program?
  6. vcbjet

    vcbjet Member

    If you go to and search for a composer software you should be able to find a trial package of some sort that should be adequate.
  7. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Music used to be played from manuscript, i.e., handwritten copies. Is that no longer an option, especially in an emergency? Agreed, not everyone has a good hand!
  8. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Noteworthy composer is free and easy to use if all else fails. Our band recently purchased a full Sibelius package for this sort of emergency. Something to consider???

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