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Can someone recommend a sequencer app that lets me type in single notes, and multiple notes to build chords?

Also, multiple tracks, and synthesized instruments like bass and drums.

Like GarageBand or Logic Pro, but lets me compose (type in) and sequence individual notes and chords.

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You can try MuseScore (, which is free and works pretty well. Also available for free on the Mac OS X platform are LilyPond ( and Aria Maestosa (

If you want to step it up a notch, you can purchase commercial-grade notation software, such as Finale ( and Sibelius (

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Thanks. Will try. I tried Finale SongWriter free trial, but its manual chord entry command doesn't work. – Doug Null Jan 12 '14 at 15:41
Can MuseScore files be inserted to GarageBand or Logic Pro? – Doug Null Jan 12 '14 at 15:41
It can export to MIDI, which can then be used with GarageBand and Logic Pro. – Caleb Xu Jan 12 '14 at 16:47

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