Who Needs Notation Composer?

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Who Needs Notation Composer?

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Almost any musician who reads music-- beginner to professional-- will enjoy Composer and find many uses for it. You certainly do not need to be a song-writer or composer to find Composer useful, although if you are, you will find Composer to be an ideal tool for capturing your musical ideas.

If you are a Musician at Home or Music Student you can:

B8Search for and download from the Internet MIDI file arrangements of pieces you would like to learn. Find arrangements with the level of difficulty that match your skills. Print the sheet music that Composer transcribes from the MIDI files.
B8Practice along with accompaniment from other instrument sounds, at any tempo you choose, reading from a song arrangement you have found on the Internet, received from your teacher, or entered by hand. Set up rehearsal sections of the piece that repeat as many times as you choose, with optionally increasing tempos for each repeat.
B8Enter notes into Composer for a piece or portion of one you are learning, so that you can hear how you should play it.

If you are a Music Teacher, you can:

B8Create musical exercises for your students using the Composer. Distribute the Notation (.not)files to your students on floppy disks or publish them at your web site. Your students can print, view, and practice the music using the separate Notation Musician product.
B8Create musical arrangements for your students with exactly the level of difficulty that matches their skills. You can create the arrangements from scratch, or customize arrangements from MIDI files that you find on the Internet.

If you are a Professional Musician, you can:

B8Create your own music. If you read music notation, you will enjoy recording and editing MIDI performances that Composer clearly transcribes to notation, instead of using some other MIDI sequencing program that has less accurate transcription.
B8Search for and download from the Internet MIDI file arrangements for pieces you want to learn. Rearrange the music to match your performance style.
B8Touch up the arrangements of MIDI files you find on the Internet, or which you have created with other music software tools such as PG Music's Band-in-a-Boxtm, and use them as MIDI accompaniment on the stage.

If you are a Band Leader, you can:

B8Print out parts for your band members from music that you have prepared in Composer or imported from a MIDI file that you sequenced yourself or downloaded from the Internet.
B8Rearrange music to exactly match the members and skills of your band.
B8Add musical annotations, such as accent marks, to the band members' parts.

If you are a Choir Director, you can:

B8Print out parts for your choir members from music that you have prepared in Composer or imported from a MIDI file.
B8Add lyrics and musical annotations, such as dynamic marks, to the vocal parts.
B8Rearrange music to exactly match the voice ranges and number of members in your choir.

If you are an Song-Writer or Composer you can:

B8Let Composer capture your improvisations on a MIDI keyboard. Keep the recordings you like, and discard the parts you don't. Quickly mold your improvisations into compositions.
B8Try out musical ideas by adding the notes on the screen and then listening to them during playback.
B8Easily add one or more verses of lyrics to your song.
B8Prepare printed scores that are quite suitable for others to read and rehearse.
B8Edit the MIDI performance with a high degree of control, using intuitive graphical tools that are oriented for those who read music notation.