Crescendo Music Notation Editor

Crescendo Music Notation Editor

Listen to your composition with the instrument it is intended for
2.4  (9 votes)
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Music writing is a very laborious and painstaking process since you need first to write down the notes, bars, and so on, and then play them with your instrument so you can make the corresponding corrections. All this may take a lot of time.

This program lets you streamline this process. You only need to open a new document and use the built-in wizard to choose the type of score you want to use (treble, for voice, guitar and other instruments, or bass, for bass guitar, double-bass and so on), or choral and set the key you want to use.

Once you have set your score, you can start adding the notes you want. You can find anything from whole to thirty-second notes, as well as rests and silences. You can also add additional notations such as slurs, legato, triplets, and more.

Once you have finished your score, you can listen to it using the playback instrument tool, which lets you choose among a huge variety of instruments, including different types of piano, guitar, organ, harp, and others. Also, you can print your score to read it even when you are away from your computer. In sum, it is a very useful program, even though it is aimed to music composers, musicians, and people with at least some music notation knowledge.

Although the cost of the program is not very affordable, the company offers a substantial discount.

Victor Hernandez
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Review summary


  • Allows you to hear your music using the instrument you are writing for


  • The regultar cost is not very affordable, but the company offers a good discount.
  • It is only for people with knowledge of music notation
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Guest Everything is easy to use and comfortable except the following:
You can't write more than one part in one staff. That's really annoying. If you improve that, the program would be perfect.

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Guest One can change these all right, but how can he delete Time Signature and Key Signature?

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Guest I am making a score for my jazz band, and while everything else is incredibly helpful and intuitive, including the "auto format" function to make the score appear impeccable, I cannot select a region in a single track and copy/paste it to other tracks. If I try doing that, it highlights all tracks, so it is the most counter-intuitive feature of this application. So I have to enter individual notes for every Tenor Sax track manually, rather than having the luxury of Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V.

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