Notation Software Users Forum  


Go Back   Notation Software Users Forum > Tutorial Video Area > Tutorial Videos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-06-2011, 07:13 PM
Sherry C's Avatar
Sherry C Sherry C is offline
Product Manager
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bad Axe, MI, USA (The Tip of the Thumb of Michigan)
Posts: 2,322
Default 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
__________________
Music is to the soul like water is to green growing things.
__________________________________
http://www.beanfieldcastle.net/music.html

Last edited by Sherry C; 04-06-2011 at 07:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-08-2011, 02:11 PM
rrayner rrayner is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 659
Default Re: Note Entry - Recording into Composer even if you don't play keyboard (Composer on

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sherry C View Post
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
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-08-2011, 02:46 PM
Sherry C's Avatar
Sherry C Sherry C is offline
Product Manager
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bad Axe, MI, USA (The Tip of the Thumb of Michigan)
Posts: 2,322
Default 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
__________________
Music is to the soul like water is to green growing things.
__________________________________
http://www.beanfieldcastle.net/music.html
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-02-2011, 12:11 AM
Sherry C's Avatar
Sherry C Sherry C is offline
Product Manager
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bad Axe, MI, USA (The Tip of the Thumb of Michigan)
Posts: 2,322
Default 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
__________________
Music is to the soul like water is to green growing things.
__________________________________
http://www.beanfieldcastle.net/music.html
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Note Entry - Recording with a metronome (Notation Composer only) Sherry C Tutorial Videos 0 04-06-2011 04:13 PM
Note Entry - Step-time Recording and Sequential Note Entry (Notation Composer only) Sherry C Tutorial Videos 0 04-06-2011 03:29 AM
Tutorial videos for Notation Software products Sherry C Tutorial Videos 0 03-16-2011 06:45 PM
Notation Musician and Composer beta version 1915 Mark Walsen (markwa) Announcements 2 12-27-2006 09:45 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Notation Software Germany GmbH www.notation.com/Imprint.php