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Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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5. Score Editing

Generally, musical software programs offer two ways of drawing in notes—you can draw them in with the Pencil tool using either the piano roll or the score edit view. This choice also applies when you are editing note events that have been recorded directly via the MIDI keyboard. You can edit through the piano roll view or the score edit view, if available. Many computer musicians tend to prefer the piano roll method because that way they are not required to learn to read music within a staff format.

Both methods are equally useful, but without formal musical training, the task of score editing can seem daunting. This chapter will provide all of the information you need to initially use the score-editing facilities provided in ...

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