[Dixielandjazz] Sibellius or Finale or Encore?

Russ Guarino russg at redshift.com
Mon Oct 10 21:45:11 PDT 2005

Finale has one of the best support line services I have ever used and all
questions are answered, pronto.  All you need is the references number
provided by the software you purchased and date and version of the

Russ Guarino

David Richoux wrote:

> I have used Finale (several versions for my Mac) and it is fairly
> complicated to use and has some very annoying "features" - but I guess
> it eventually does work as advertised. I tried scanning in some music
> and found out that the original has to be a perfectly printed
> black-and-white image. No hand written notes, no shades of gray, and
> you have to have a very fast computer with a lot of memory to use the
> program in general. I have managed to hammer out some jazz charts for
> large band but it took way longer that it should have...
> The manual (not printed out) is very poorly written and it is hard to
> find specific information about tools and features of the program.
> There are so many options and controls that allow some very complicated
> outputs but it is very hard to figure out what will happen  between the
> input of data and the final output. By the way, I am not a novice in
> using complicated computer programs - I have learned several CAD,
> Photoshop and other graphic design & printing software and Finale is
> more complicated than all of them put together! I do not consider
> myself to be a "power user" of Finale, nor am I very experienced in
> arranging - I am sure there are people who have figured everything out
> but I don't have another lifetime to do that ;-)
> I have not used the other two programs at all so I cannot say if they
> are better or worse.
> Dave Richoux
> On Oct 10, 2005, at 2:57 PM, Robert Reck wrote:
> > snip
> >
> > Sibelius and Finale both have a "scanner" feature, but I am not sure
> > how well it works.  I have never tried it and I have not heard good
> > things about it.
> >
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