Review:Finale NotePad

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Filmmaking Software Review[edit]

Narrative Film Production:
Free Software for Filmmaking
Finale NotePad

Finale NotePad[edit]

I will test this program shortly. It is totally free and simple to use so it should be very useful.


Hello, I'm Jon.

Finale NotePad is an excellent product. The license key costs $10, and you can't beat that.

I only needed a fairly simple means to take some rather sloppy handwritten sheet music and transcribe it into printed sheet music. NotePad did just that.

NotePad was very intuitive and easy to use. I did not need an expensive program interfaced with MIDI, lots of bells and whistles, etc., just a basic graphics program that would allow me to manually compose sheet music like a word processor, using mostly just my computer mouse.

Before I found NotePad, I was trying to make sheet music with Photoshop, which as you can imagine, was extremely tedious in trying to paste each note as a layered graphic on a blank sheet music graphic.

For $10, this program is an incredible value!

The Folks at Finale saved me days of hard work in Photoshop, and it only took me a couple of hours to produce two pages of sheet music after opening up and playing with NotePad. Now that I am familiar with NotePad, it will go even quicker next time.

I hope this helps any buying decision you make.

Regards,

Jon

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