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Digital Performer™ 6 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Don Barrett

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Chapter 14. Music Notation

Music notation is a visual language and, like any language, it takes time to develop a full understanding of how to read and write it. To create a notated score or part, you do not need to be an expert in music theory; however, familiarizing yourself with notation methods and associated terms (for example, staves and brackets, margins, clefs, ledgers, codas, alternate endings and repeats, accidentals, and so on) will definitely accelerate your mastery of this comprehensive process.

Although you won’t find Digital Performer’s notation features to be as sophisticated or extensive as state-of-the-art notation programs, such as Sibelius or MakeMusic’s Finale, you can still create competent and effective-looking scores and ...

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