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 Notation software for Balkan music
Author: vintschevski 
Date:   2012-06-25 12:09

Hi!

Can anybody suggest a good notation software programme for writing out and listening to pieces in 7/8, 11/16 and so on?

I've been using MuseScore (because it's free!), and it's easy to use, but its limitations are irritating. For example, although one can "insist" on a 7/8 pattern of 3+2+2, the system won't obey, it simply won't group quavers into an easily readable pattern and the result can make a score difficult for musicians to follow. A Balkan pattern for 9/8 as 2+2+2+3 won't be recognised, the result will always be rendered as 3+3+3 (even though one can try to "insist" on a grouping of notes as 2+2+2+3 - it just doesn't work).

I have no experience whatsoever with things like Sibelius (apart from listening to scores on Score Exchange and I must say that these come across, simply from the point of view of the sound of different instruments, as bloody awful). Can anybody who has tried a few of these programmes recommend one which is particularly good for this sort of music? I'd appreciate any advice in this regard.

Thanks heaps!!



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