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We love music notation software and related products and technology, so that’s what we cover here. You’ll find timely news, in-depth coverage about the field, and honest reviews about products you use every day. You’ll learn about the interesting people in our field and find out our opinions on ever-changing developments in the industry.

We love music notation software and related products and technology, so that’s what we cover here. You’ll find timely news, in-depth coverage about the field, and honest reviews about products you use every day. You’ll learn about the interesting people in our field and find out our opinions on ever-changing developments in the industry.

Location:

United States

Description:

We love music notation software and related products and technology, so that’s what we cover here. You’ll find timely news, in-depth coverage about the field, and honest reviews about products you use every day. You’ll learn about the interesting people in our field and find out our opinions on ever-changing developments in the industry.

Language:

English


Episodes

“Playing” with notation software, part 1 of 2

10/16/2021
The first of a two-part episode in which we discuss the playback features of music notation software, why playback is important, and how you can make use of it when you work on a score.

Duration:00:52:25

How to upgrade your computer and live to tell about it [encore]

10/9/2021
If you have trouble keeping up with all of your computer operating software updates, new hardware, and naming conventions, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we can help. An encore presentation, with an update for Windows 11.

Duration:00:25:44

Jonathan Newman, part 2 of 2

10/2/2021
Jonathan Newman returns for the second of a two-part conversation, in which he emerges out of the copyist wilderness into a thriving composition career. We talk about writing for wind band and educational ensembles, and how that experience shapes his current position as an educator himself.

Duration:00:42:46

Jonathan Newman, part 1 of 2

9/25/2021
Jonathan Newman joins us for the first of a two-part episode, in which we discuss the profession of music copying, balancing a composing career with other obligations, and watershed moments in the history of music notation software.

Duration:00:38:31

Completing teaching assignments within music notation software

9/18/2021
Creating teaching materials to be completed directly in music notation software can help students learn both the theory and practical technological skills that are essential to a modern music education. Here’s a curriculum to follow when doing this in your classroom.

Duration:00:39:35

Creating worksheets that score top marks

9/11/2021
Worksheets are that quintessential element of music instruction that appears in everything from homework assignments to quizzes. Here’s how to work with music notation software to create documents that are worthy of top marks.

Duration:00:57:08

The [COMPRESSED] history of mastering

9/4/2021
Join us on a musical journey from the Golden Age of analog mastering to the digital methods of today. We’ll find out why the music industry became obsessed with loudness, and learn how the digital era transformed the way that music sounds. Courtesy of Twenty Thousand Hertz.

Duration:00:36:15

Darcy James Argue, part 2

8/28/2021
The second of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue. In this part: Darcy’s philosophy of music preparation; Finale tips, plug-ins, and resources; the role of publishers and software developers in elevating the quality of music notation.

Duration:00:49:23

Darcy James Argue, part 1

8/21/2021
The first of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue, the acclaimed jazz composer, bandleader, and educator. In this part: His early years on through to creating original masterpieces — and how good music preparation, notation software, and getting a foothold in the New York scene were all intertwined.

Duration:00:55:29

The history and future of Sibelius for iPad

8/14/2021
Sam Butler and Joe Plazak talk about their journey that began with the goal of making Sibelius available on as many platforms as possible and resulting in Sibelius on iPad, with more to come in the future.

Duration:00:55:34

The history and future of Dorico for iPad

8/7/2021
Daniel Spreadbury takes us behind the scenes into the making of Dorico for iPad, and reveals a forthcoming update to the app that will make it a lot more valuable.

Duration:00:49:26

Dorico and Sibelius come to the iPad

7/31/2021
We recap a wild and exciting week in the world of music notation software, with not one, but two major products debuting on iPad: Dorico and Sibelius.

Duration:01:48:38

Katie Wardrobe on music tech in education [encore]

7/24/2021
Katie Wardrobe is the founder and director of Midnight Music, a thriving service which helps music educators integrate technology into their teaching. She tells us all about how she uses music notation software and many other tools to achieve results.

Duration:00:35:57

The elements of (house) style [encore]

7/17/2021
In music scores, a house style is the collection of dozens or hundreds of rules and preferences governing the look of the music — everything from note spacing algorithms, to font choices, to the thickness of lines, and lots more.

Duration:00:41:14

Getting the notes in

7/10/2021
There's a fundamental task that is essential to using music notation software: getting the notes into the program in the first place! Even if you think you've mastered this basic element of working in your favorite program, you may very well discover new and better ways to fill your page with music.

Duration:00:47:18

How to charge for music preparation (encore)

7/3/2021
When preparing music, you always make sure what goes on the page is pitch-perfect. How about what goes on the bill? An encore presentation of one of our most popular episodes, with an update.

Duration:00:59:45

Learning how to use music notation software

6/26/2021
The concept of music notation software is easy to understand, but the details of how to use the programs can be a more difficult matter. We share some key philosophies so that you can be more confident when you create music in the software.

Duration:00:42:48

Finale v27 and the SMuFL shuffle

6/19/2021
Jason Loffredo returns to Scoring Notes to do the “SMuFL shuffle” and tells us how to do the dance with Finale v27, step-by-step.

Duration:01:02:17

Jason Wick on Finale development

6/12/2021
Jason Wick, MakeMusic's senior manager for Finale, discusses the product's development and the new features that are in version 27 of the software.

Duration:00:47:12

On deadline

6/5/2021
We discuss how to take the stress out of working on a deadline, organize a project, and make the end result better for everyone.

Duration:00:47:49