Seeing as the computer corner is now the accepted place for such topics, considering there is already a few threads concerning Sibelius in all its genre, how many are using other programs for creating new music? There is of course a growing number of them, some free, some not so free, and even yet, like Finale and Sibelius, downright expensive. I went on a search of the web and found a tremendous site listing just about anything you could want in notational and sequencing software, a moderate amount of what is available being free ware, open source ware or free beta. then a large amount of share ware as well. Do have a look if you are at all interested and let us know what you have tried and your comments on it. the site is - http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/ Look down the list for Notation, or Midi sequencers, for direct notation handling, as most sequencers can display notation. But do also have a look at the list of other types of software, it is all music oriented and aimed at the musician.