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I want to notate some piano songs that I have written. My problem is that I can't find a program that will record the pitch and the rhythm of the note. In every program that I've seen, you have to manually enter the duration of the note. I have a MIDI keyboard and a MIDI-USB cable. I have computers that run Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Ubuntu), and Mac (PowerPC 10.4). I have tried Anvil Studio, Finale Notepad, and Musescore so far. Thanks!

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This is possible in any notation program I'm familiar with. In Finale (my choice), you use the HyperScribe function, outlined here:

http://www.finalemusic.com/usermanuals/finale2012win/content/finale/ID_MAINTOOL_HYPERSCRIBE.htm

I'm fairly certain Finale Notepad has this function.

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I've used HyperScribe too. It sometimes gets the rhythm slightly wrong, but besides that it works great. –  Dom Dec 12 '13 at 13:48
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Here is another one: http://notionmusic.com/

Using it on the iPad and Mac, works for me and is cheaper than most others. No need to manually modify pitch and note length.

You may want to watch this:

Shows how it works.

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