Crescendo Music Notation Editor

Crescendo Music Notation Editor 1.1

Free
This tool allows you to create musical compositions using your computer
2.4  (9 votes)
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This innovative software tool allows you to create musical compositions using your computer. Once your composition is ready, you can save or print it, according to your needs. The program is especially useful for music-related professionals such as composers, teachers or students. It provides you will all the necessary tools to create complex music scores as well.

With a simple user interface, this tool is an intuitive and easy-to-use utility for both musicians and music students. Whenever you decide to create a new score, the program will offer you a blank staff which includes a default clef, key signature, and time notation, which you can change according to your particular needs. Besides, the program offers you a palette with all the notes and rests to add them to your composition. To achieve this, you need to select the desired symbol and position it into the staff, in the appropriate place. Some of the available notes are whole/semibreve, half/minim, quarter/crotchet and eighth/quaver. Moreover, this palette can be turned to show symbols for dynamics, which you can also add to your musical composition. Mezzo-forte, forte, fortissimo, and fortississimo are good examples of those dynamics symbols.

Crescendo Music Notation Editor does not stop there – it allows you to perform many additional actions. For example, you can configure the page size and orientation and the stave size for printing, you can play back your composition and listen to it, or insert texts as title or lyrics for your score. You can also export your composition as a MIDI file.

In a nutshell, I would recommend any professional or amateur musician to give a try to this free yet powerful app, as it offers all the required tools to create professional compositions, quickly and easily.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Intuitive.
  • Easy to use.
  • Allows you to print and play back your composition.
  • Lets you insert text into your composition.
  • Allows you to export your work as a MIDI file

Cons

  • The program's visual design could be widely improved
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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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