Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
79 registered (armani, Anita Potter, Amosdoll, Almaviva, 20 invisible), 1127 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1953459 - 09/03/12 04:33 PM Music Writing Software That Prints Sheet Music
dumdumdiddle Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 1269
Loc: California
Some of my students are using Finale Songwriter for notating compositions. Is there a way they can link it to a keyboard and digital so that they play the song and it prints it out?
_________________________
Music School Owner
Early Childhood Music Teacher/Group Piano Teacher/Private Piano Teacher
Member of MTAC and Guild

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1953603 - 09/03/12 10:49 PM Re: Music Writing Software That Prints Sheet Music [Re: dumdumdiddle]
Nikolas Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 5697
Loc: Europe
I think there's a way to do that (perhaps not with Finale songwriter though I'd assume that you can): Your students may need to use a sequencer. Reaper and Audacity are two free options that will allow someone to record midi data.

But there's a catch there:

The midi sensitivity, far surpasses that of the human; this means that your students might want to play straight quarters and end up looking at a bizarre score with some tied triplets, etc. This is because your students may misperform just slightly the timing and duration of a quarter, enough for the computer to pick up the difference and feel that this is NOT a quarter but something entirely different!
_________________________
http://www.musica-ferrum.com

Top
#1953638 - 09/04/12 01:33 AM Re: Music Writing Software That Prints Sheet Music [Re: dumdumdiddle]
david_a Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 2913
Finale's website says that Songwriter allows input from a MIDI keyboard. I didn't research exactly what steps you have to take to get it to work, but apparently (at least in the current version) they have *some* way for you to do that.
_________________________
(I'm a piano teacher.)

Top
#1953711 - 09/04/12 08:16 AM Re: Music Writing Software That Prints Sheet Music [Re: david_a]
TimR Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 3350
Loc: Virginia, USA
I've played with keyboard input and the notation programs I've tried let me put the pitches in but I had to manually set the time values. I have Songwriter but can't remember if I tried keyboard input, NWC was a lot easier to use.

Sequencer programs let you play and they notate exactly what you played. You'll have to set quantize on to some low value or you'll get some weird results. Sequencer programs are very intimidating to me.

I do have a shareware program that notates exactly what I played. I think it is Anvil, I'm not near that PC though. I'll look tonight.
_________________________
gotta go practice

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
How to practise to play relaxed
by johan d
04/21/15 02:12 AM
Es7 advice
by Covfam73
04/21/15 01:04 AM
BATTERY OPERATED AMPLIFIER FOR BUSKING
by Skyscrapersax
04/21/15 12:04 AM
Young Chang Grand "Growing Brackets"
by Bill Bremmer RPT
04/20/15 11:10 PM
MP7 Tonewheel settings - some ideas may be of interest
by OneWatt
04/20/15 09:14 PM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
78,968 Registered Members
44 Forums
163,390 Topics
2,398,067 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission