I used to write baroque and classical styled music, when I was 20-24. I am now 38, and want to avoid the mistake I made earlier.
I am mainly here to find a score writing program that works for me.
I wrote my previous music on a 1985 program called deluxe music, and have been able to find a program as simple and efficient.
I do not actually play any instruments. What I am mainly in need of is something that I believe to be called "Virtual piano note entry," in which one clicks notes on a on screen piano and the notes appear on the staff
Also desired is the ability to hold down the button while scrolling along the staff, and be able to hear each note before releasing the mouse button. Sibelius does/ or did not allow this. The click of the mouse would not hold the note at all, it would enter it immediately.
I really do not need the gazillion bells and whistles that finale and sibelius offer. Just simple composition and notation.
If you can help me, then you are solving a problem that I have faced for fifteen years!