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Composition for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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Chapter 1. Getting the Best out of Your Setup

This book is written primarily for the computer musician—a person who uses computer technology for the purposes of creating new or original musical works. There are numerous types of software that have been developed for this purpose. The software that you choose to use all depends upon the type(s) of music that you are writing. We’ll now consider some of the main types of software designed for this purpose.

Score-Writing Programs

One such type of software includes score-writing programs, such as Sibelius, Finale, and NotePad. These programs were originally designed to ease the labor involved for a composer who needed to produce a professional-looking score together with the various separate parts that ...

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