Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
82 registered (Beakybird, Albunea, augustm, 20 invisible), 2189 Guests and 6 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
*Live Piano Venues
*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: 2238
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 - Beethoven Op 14 #2 3rd mvmnt, Chopin Ballade #3, Baroque piece to be decided soon

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 Online   content

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 19904
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
closing in on 20,000!
- - - - -
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: 2238
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Thank you Bruce for the detailed information. I will try to do the same.
_________________________
Solo - Beethoven Op 14 #2 3rd mvmnt, Chopin Ballade #3, Baroque piece to be decided soon

Top
#2159430 - 09/29/13 12:29 AM Re: Software for recital program... [Re: FarmGirl]
Nikolas Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 6434
Loc: UK
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 Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 6434
Loc: UK
right... and whoops... Sorry about that.
_________________________
http://www.musica-ferrum.com

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Our Latest Free Newsletter!
-------------------
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Piano adventures: level decision
by JRIII86
27 minutes 9 seconds ago
MX100II Disklavier shut down and doesn't startup anymore
by MikeOregon
27 minutes 36 seconds ago
Just tested a Kawai CA-97... have some questions/issues
by travis524
Today at 05:48 PM
Interesting version of "When The Saints Go Marching In"
by NimbleFingers92
Today at 05:45 PM
Q - Composing / Improvising - Steps
by imustlearn
Today at 05:02 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,758 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,769 Topics
2,576,010 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission