[Dixielandjazz] music software

BillSargentDrums at aol.com BillSargentDrums at aol.com
Sat May 31 11:06:26 PDT 2003

In a message dated 5/30/03 1:10:03 PM Central Daylight Time, 
futurecon at earthlink.net writes:

> Dear listmates--
> Could any of you recommend software which will allow me to hook up my
> keyboard through a midi device to my computer and then write music directly
> to a staff on the computer? The more inexpensive the better. I need to
> transpose some trumpet leads

Althouth you can get many different notation programs, I use Finale 2003. 
(Not cheap). The Finale Company does have basic notation programs available, such 
as Notepad. I have been told you can download a basic demo version from their 
site. Website:  www.makemusic.com

I also have Cakewalk and know Band In The Box is available.

Regarding input devices, for most basic stuff, I got and use Creative's (the 
sound card company) Prodikeys. It's a combination computer keyboard and 
musical keyboard. It's always there and available and doubles as a wrist rest. It's 
$100 and no midi interface is needed. Website:   www.creative.com

Hope this helps!

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