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
166 registered (aesop, ajames, 36251, Adam Malone, accordeur, 39 invisible), 1693 Guests and 8 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
#2159033 - 09/28/13 11:15 AM Software for recital program...
FarmGirl Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2109
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
I am put in charge for creating programs for fundraising concert series in my church. By program, I mean the paper program that describes the pieces to be performed and provides performer bios. Since we have a brand new Kawai concert grand, most of the performances focuses or involves piano. Do you use photo shop or is there any special software?
_________________________
Solo - Rachmaninoff Elegie Op 3 #1, Beethoven Sonata #14-2, Granados Spanish Dance #2


Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#2159045 - 09/28/13 12:04 PM Re: Software for recital program... [Re: FarmGirl]
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18685
Loc: Victoria, BC
I may make work harder for me that it needs to be, but I make my programs using Microsoft Word. I tried using the "booklet" template in Word, but found that it did not print properly, leaving half-pages blank, although the half pages contained text on screen.

For programs with detailed program notes, I use 8-1/2" x 11" 32lb. stock for the outside cover and I use 8-1/2" x 11" 20lb. sheets for the insert.

For some programs that do not have program notes, I use one 8-1/2" x 11" sheet, 24lb, printed on two sides in two columns each side in landscape format which, when folded makes a four-page program; the one side contains the front and back cover, the other side (inside, when folded) contains the program listing.

My programs are printed on both sides, in two columns, in landscape format, so that when folded in half they make a nice booklet 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". If images are desired, I usually import them from whatever source I find them and then size them to fit the program notes section or use them to illustrate the front cover. I also use the "snip" tool in Word 2010 to cut musical themes and motifs from ISMLP, size them and insert them into the program notes in appropriate places.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#2159403 - 09/28/13 10:49 PM Re: Software for recital program... [Re: FarmGirl]
FarmGirl Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2109
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Thank you Bruce for the detailed information. I will try to do the same.
_________________________
Solo - Rachmaninoff Elegie Op 3 #1, Beethoven Sonata #14-2, Granados Spanish Dance #2


Top
#2159430 - 09/29/13 12:29 AM Re: Software for recital program... [Re: FarmGirl]
Nikolas Online   content
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 5707
Loc: Europe
Same here... I use open office (word like but freeware). And I'm good at it!

HOWEVER,

The main software used for creating such things is Corel Draw (commercial software) and its freeware counterparts, like Inkscape...

It's rather more complicated, but the main thing is that it handles vector images, for professional printing (which you probably don't need and I'm bubbling away), and great handling of that.
_________________________
http://www.musica-ferrum.com

Top
#2159439 - 09/29/13 01:45 AM Re: Software for recital program... [Re: FarmGirl]
peekay Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/31/13
Posts: 184
The main software used by publishing professionals would be Adobe InDesign.

Adobe Illustrator (and to a much lesser extent, Corel Draw) are used to create vector drawings.

MS Word with the right templates can produce acceptable results.
_________________________
Working on RCM Grade 8

Top
#2159446 - 09/29/13 02:09 AM Re: Software for recital program... [Re: FarmGirl]
Nikolas Online   content
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 5707
Loc: Europe
right... and whoops... Sorry about that.
_________________________
http://www.musica-ferrum.com

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
2015 Seiler ED 186
by Raamo
04/27/15 05:26 PM
Buy a new grand piano...showroom or factory?
by marshill88
04/27/15 05:17 PM
For the mods: restrict write access to the piano forum FAQ
by wimpiano
04/27/15 02:28 PM
Preferred chords for 12 bar blues, etc.
by Maarkr
04/27/15 02:22 PM
Baroque
by iamanders
04/27/15 02:19 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
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
79,059 Registered Members
44 Forums
163,591 Topics
2,400,399 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