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Sherry C 04-06-2011 07:13 PM

Note Entry - Recording into Composer even if you don't play keyboard (Composer only)
 
Hi friends,

Note Entry - Recording into Composer even if you're not a keyboard player :) : Drummers, string players and others take heart! This tutorial shows you some tricks and tips for getting your music into Composer even if you don't know how to notate, nor do you play keyboard (the most popular type of MIDI instrument)! Also shows "filling in" a staff with a repeated loop, quick advance to notes and adjusting note pitches, and more. You are encouraged to first view the tutorial above, "Recording with a metronome."

Please be patient while the video loads (it's high resolution). If you prefer to download it to your machine, please use this download link.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please do that here in this thread.

Enjoy!
Sherry

rrayner 04-08-2011 02:11 PM

Re: Note Entry - Recording into Composer even if you don't play keyboard (Composer on
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sherry C (Post 15699)
You are encouraged to first view the tutorial above, "Recording with a metronome."

A very nice and effective tutorial, Sherry. It's nice to be fed these little operational tricks, without digging into help -- "A picture is worth a thousand words", etc.

It's not a major problem, and perhaps it relates to my PC setup, but the displayed area is larger than my screen. Obviously, the elevators are there, and I am free to move the display up and down, but should it be full screen, without scrolling?

Ralph

Sherry C 04-08-2011 02:46 PM

Re: Note Entry - Recording into Composer even if you don't play keyboard (Composer on
 
Hi Ralph,

Thanks for the encouragement :)

The videos themselves are at 800x600, which should comfortably fit on anyone's screen (according to my recollection of sizes) while giving a nice clear shot of what's going on. Do try checking the video settings on your machine - you should be able to get it on there without having to scroll around.

ttfn,
Sherry

Sherry C 06-02-2011 12:11 AM

Re: Note Entry - Recording into Composer even if you don't play keyboard (Composer on
 
Hi friends,

I should have mentioned that there are a variety of other MIDI instruments available such as wind controllers (for sax/clarinet, brass), MIDI guitars, MIDI pickups you can put on your own guitar, etc. However, most of these types of MIDI pickups and devices are pretty expensive. There are other MIDI devices such as the Sonuus units for guitar and bass that aren't horrendously expensive, but they're limited to single notes - no "polyphony" (multiple notes at the same time, such as for chords).

The techniques that are shown in the video are using a MIDI keyboard, which is the "truest" input you can get and they're also the least expensive. You can get a decent MIDI keyboard these days for about $50, and $200 or less will get you a pretty nice one. The other types of MIDI devices I mentioned above generally start at about $500 and can cost thousands of dollars. Therefore, I'm showing some techniques where you can use an inexpensive keyboard but get your notation and performance into Composer and edit it for sheet music. True confession: I use this technique a lot myself :)

ttfn,
Sherry


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