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Sunray

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I stumbled across this today ...

Here is the Intro to explain what it is ...

Welcome to Musicards, an ever-growing collection of highly-customizable online music theory flash cards. These music flashcards can be used by beginning music students who are becoming acquainted with key music rudiments, all the way up to intermediate and advanced students who wish to fill in gaps here and there or increase fluency with existing knowledge.

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johnboy

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That is a brilliant find!!!!!
Just what us "old b#####s" with dodgy memories need.

John.
 
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VirusKiller

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Excellent find; thanks for posting. I particularly like the triad flash cards which are really useful for training the brain to identify the major and minor chords in root and inverted positions.

If they could add dominant, augmented and diminished four note chords, that would be fantastic for us noob improvisors. You know, I might even produce some of my own.

What is a good software package to write and print music?
 

Sunray

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Software ...

Finale - Has a good reputation and has been updated over many years ...

It's mentioned in quite a few threads on the Cafe ...

Sorry - Don't know of any free software ...

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kevgermany

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Musescore is free, but it's not the most user friendly :w00t:. No worse than McAfee, though so you should be OK >:)

Make sure you download the manual as well. ;}
 

Sweet Dreamer

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I use Melody Assistant and find it to be really nice. If I remember correctly you can download it and use it for free, but if you want to generate midi or mp3 files with it you need to purchase it. It used to be $20 back when I got it. I should download the free upgrade. I imagine they've upgraded it quite a bit by now. I must have had it for over 5 years now. Once you buy it you can download the newest version anytime after that for free.

I used Finale Notepad in the early going, but I found Melody Assistant to be a vast improvement (at least for my purposes). I found that it is easier to edit and I can write music more freely (but it was weird to get used to at first, I do remember that). But once I got onto it, it's a really nice sheet music editor.

Also Melody Assistant produced far better sound when creating mp3 files. Of course Finale Notepad may have been upgraded since that time too.

In any case, it's worth looking into:

http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/melody.htm

I see the fee went up by about $5. But again, that's only if you want to generate mp3 and midi files. It's totally free if you just want to use it as a sheet music editor. Plus it will play what you write. It just won't generate a sound file until you've bought the license.
 

VirusKiller

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Musescore is free, but it's not the most user friendly :w00t:. No worse than McAfee, though so you should be OK >:)
I found this independently and I hate it already. Lots of bugs in it. Or at least, it doesn't do what I want it to do. It seems to insist that you enter the notes with the correct timing rather than adding the notes and altering timing later. For instance, whenever I change a crotchet to a quaver, it inserts a rest rather than shuffling all the notes along... Annoying.
 

kevgermany

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...It seems to insist that you enter the notes with the correct timing rather than adding the notes and altering timing later. For instance, whenever I change a crotchet to a quaver, it inserts a rest rather than shuffling all the notes along... Annoying.
Yes, and if you miss a rest out, it ends up at the end of the bar, and you can't move it back more than a beat.

But once you get used to it, it works (mostly). The inability to move notes in time is the biggest problem for me. Especially across bar lines.
 

littleplum

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Musescore

I like Musescore and certainly find it no harder to use than any other software. It has a good forum for help with stuff that you are unsure of.

I know of one school that has put it on all of their school computers as it means the kids can get a free copy at home and do their music homework easily.

Dave
 
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