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Notation workflow?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Pearson 2 hours ago. 32 Replies

For composers who notate their music, what is your workflow?   Since notation can be a painstaking process (especially for pieces involving multiple instruments), I'm trying to figure out the most…Continue

Piano Piece

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Kemp Mar 12, 2014. 3 Replies

Hello, I recently completed a piano composition and would be interested in getting feedback.  The idea for it was to use a whole tone scale primarily and limit it to 2 voices. Regards, MitchThe piece…Continue

 

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Bruce Pearson replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"I have been using Presonus' Notion now for about 2 years...and I use it everyday...just like a job.I do a lot of studying, trying out ideas, etc. as well as actually composing a piece. Notion fits my needs as a composer very well. VERY easy to…"
2 hours ago
Lasse Karhu replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Currently with MuseScore it's mostly by mouse input and a ton of keyboard shortcuts. I do have my trusty old Yamaha DGX-200 which offers a shortcut (via MIDI IN) for certain big chords for example. But usually the MIDI link is not connected. I…"
Tuesday
Bob Porter replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Socrates, I'm not talking about going back to Sib.4. I'm talking about only using the sounds from it. I know it can be done with 7.5 and 6. Mike, What I'm saying (though not very well) is that playback from Sibelius can be majorly…"
Tuesday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"In both cases no Dave. One of my best romantic composers is Hector Berlioz who could only play (very badly) guitar. On the other hand, some of the composers I really admire and consider my mentors were just folk musicians without any…"
Tuesday
Dave Dexter replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Very few composers could play every instrument they compose for, nor do they need to, so extending that back to a composer being unable to play any instrument is surely not a horrible concept? What are these new dark ages upon us, are they people…"
Tuesday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
""This is another reason why for me, notation playback is merely a note checker. I have no doubt things will improve over time, but until then, I'd advise all composers to take what they are hearing in their music to be nothing but a very…"
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"hi Bob, Apologies, I thought you were happy with notation software playback. I agree about the spark of course and the proof is all the fantastic music written by people who don't read music. The skills are needed though for orchestral music…"
Tuesday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Yeah, all these are fair points and well observed. Not going back though to Sib 4, let's see what the future holds."
Tuesday
Bob Porter replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Before you think I'm a fanboy, I have my own list of problems I have with Sibelius. Not the least of which is that there is no vibrato on the solo violin patch. That doesn't mean I can't write for solo violin, it just means I…"
Tuesday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Neapolitan mandolin range"
Tuesday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Sorry Bob, for the solo first example, as you say, I wanted to make my point very audible. :-) But you did not miss much, as the movement is rendered much better imo in the NP example. You see, in the first ritornello that I heard, the violins were…"
Tuesday
Bob Morabito replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"In case someone isnt familiar with the SiIbelius Sound library, its important to note that you can't adjust the sounding range--only the written range, and what gets written in red as being "out of range". You're only able to…"
Tuesday
Bob Porter replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Socrates, I wonder if Sibelius ever had a true mandolin patch, or if NP has one. The default instruments that Sibelius loads are meant to be adjusted. The Edit Instrument function should allow you to set the range and even change the instrument if…"
Tuesday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Very true, Mike. I have fallen, or rather I should say, forced to fall into that trap on some occasions, by just the limitations of the programme or the ignorance of programmers behind it, although I knew that what I was doing was wrong. I use…"
Monday
eboats replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Sibelius allows you to set up just about any VST to work with it, so it's just not DAW's that allow you to work with the best libraries.  Of course, if the library happens to have a Sibelius SoundSet written for it, it helps, but…"
Monday
Bob Porter replied to eboats's discussion Notation workflow?
"Mike, Of course the aspiring young composer needs to learn their craft. They need to know what each instrument they write for is capable of. They need to know how they can fit together.They need to study scores and listen to live groups. They need…"
Monday

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
contemporary classical/electronic
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
seattle, wa
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I'm a composer of contemporary classical and electronic music. Am interested in connecting with other composers and sharing my music.

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