Although Finale and Sibelius
are the main
contenders in the computer
arena, there are other,
less expensive programs
you might want to check
out. All software
links below have downloadable
most companies offer a
Buying tips from Kelly's Music and Computers:
Comparison chart of notation software.
Notation software buyer's guide: what to look for, frequently asked questions
about notation software.
Finale Guitar, Allegro, PrintMusic and Notepad
are less expensive versions that might suit
The best-selling program that has challenged
Finale's market dominance.
Overture from Geniesoft competes with Finale,
but the smaller version, Score Writer, is
only $42.00 as a download purchase for churches.
Graphire Music Press
Music Press combines in one intuitive package
the features of a line-art graphics program,
a page layout program, and a music notation
expert system. Our fundamental design goals
are accuracy, speed, reliability, and ease
of use. Looks like a high-end program.
Scan your music and turn it into computer
notation. Piano, guitar and midi editions
(scan music and turn it into midi files.)
Entry-level music notation
software for $49.99.
Personal Composer is a powerful music notation,
MIDI, sequencing, and publishing program
which provides spectacular usability with
MusEdit is an inexpensive,
music notation program
This software's specialty
is that it seemlessly
combines notation with