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Mscore

Postby alex stone » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:14 am

I've been using the svn of mscore for a little while, and it's developing fast.
The only thing that makes me hesitate with this app, is the reliance on the rtc timer.
But it's moving foward, and in 'alsa only' mode, i'm writing scores ok.

Perhaps it's worth making a distinction here, between notation editors and engravers.

imho, Lilypond stands head and shoulders above the rest for a professional printed score as a specialist engraver, and it's well worth the effort learning the syntax.

Alex.

p.s. So i'm voting for two... :)

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Postby nathan » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:45 pm

Lilypond is really a fantastic engraver. Not much of a composing tool though! Really looking forward to a stable/fully functional release of Canorus, which I believe is aiming for Lilypond import as well as export. I've read about being able to tweak your score by editing Lilypond within the app itself, and then seeing the changes dynamically on screen. Sounds pretty awesome.

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Re: Mscore

Postby etienne » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:58 pm

I have to agree about MScore needing a RealTime kernel, but compared to proprietary editors such as Finale or Sibelius, I give it 11/10 ! I use it regularly, and since it is easy to use for a beginner, I love it.

For people like me who struggle with Lilypond syntax (not because of its complexity, but because of our own n00bness) I find MScore amazing.

Take a look at Frescobaldi (http://www.frescobaldi.org) which has a half-half interface too - it looks like a great program!

However, back to MScore - it's merit is two-fold:
1. WYSIWYG interface for people who just need to write music without special skills needing to be learned
2. Playback of your score as you write it.
(...oh, and it's free!)

I recommend it to all my Windows-using friends.
Etienne Snyman
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Re: Mscore

Postby nathan » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:23 am

Just updated to the 0.9.5 MuseScore release, and it's really fantastic. It's not bug-free yet, and there are still a few rough edges, but it is more than usable. I think in another year, it will be a genuine competitor for Sibelius/Finale...I'm a grad student in music theory, and I plan on composing my entire thesis in MuseScore!!

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Re: Mscore

Postby timmyw3ar » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:34 pm

Hmm.. I can't get MuseScore to work... It's a bit buggy.


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