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I started using Google Drawings for this. Here is my Blank Chord Diagram. <-- feel free to make a copy of your own!
Try Song Surgeon. I advise you to try their demo first before you grab a copy, their demo runs in full version mode so you can experience the full features.
I have the same problem, and while I can't provide a permanent solution to it I can tell you what will avoid that behavior. Make sure that the particular marker you want to edit is selected in the marker bar above the track before you go to edit the text. This works for me in most cases.
Proprietary/Commercial: Finale, Sibelius Free: MuseScore, Lilypond Finale can import scanned scores. MuseScore is acceptable for small projects, but for larger ones you should probably buy software. Long run, it is worth the investment because the free programs tend to have bugs and this slows down production, at least I have found it so.
Posted as an answer at the OP's request - though I'm not really sure I deserve the points for a 'point & shoot' software link ;-) Amazing Slow Downer Can adjust speed & pitch independently, & also select short segments to loop, allowing you to hammer away til you figure it out. Not free, $50 Sceenshot - Edit: One trick I've used in the past ...
I guess you could put some time and effort into ear training. It will definitely help you transcribe more accurately, but it will also boost most of your other musical skills. Not the funniest type of practice, but absolutely essential.
I always use Audacity for transcribing music. It's a free audio editor (for Mac and Windows). If necessary you can change the tempo, and you have a lot of other useful options. However, I've been transcribing music for many years and I've come to the conclusion that in most cases you just need to be able to select the difficult bit and be able to loop it ...
Check both: mDecks "Mapping Tonal Harmony": mdecks.com/mapharmony.phtml and Cognitone "Harmony Navigator" and "Synfire": cognitone.com/products/index/page.stml Either one or the other will blow off you mind :)
You are confusing the notation program's faults with the sound synthesis' faults here. The notation program generates MIDI which may (assuming we don't have bugs with more extreme results) may differ in quality depending on how the notation program translates dynamic instructions, accents, articulations, crescendi and so on. But what you are complaining ...
It seems that you're talking about the difference between MIDI synthesis and more sophisticated samplers. Musescore (and Soundfonts) are related to MIDI, which is a standard for sending note information either in realtime or in recorded format. Most computer systems have libraries of samples to play back music in MIDI format, but these are generally not ...
Music and maths are indeed closely related (there are innumerable books on this topic), but your question appears to put cart before horse. Musical notation is a product of underlying mathematical models, western musical notation just one of many. Tastes do differ, sometimes wildly. :-) Nevertheless, at a fine grain there are indeed a multitude of formulas ...
There is no standard way by which musicians create music to represent mathematical patterns, equations, or other entities. Whenever someone does undertake a project like the ones you found, what they do is create a custom, non-standard mapping between mathematical objects and musical objects or parameters. For example, I once wrote a very simple song to ...
The short answer is "any way that you want to". Numbers Converting a single number to music is a relatively straightforward process. A number is a linear string of digits, while a melody can be thought of as a linear string of pitches. Therefore, all you really need is a mapping from a digit to a pitch. There are several possible ways to do this, but the ...
A stereophonic signal gives you a much better starting base since there is a simple correlation between the initial wave fronts and more information about the room transfer function. There are ways of removing the less phase-consistent elements you get in the reverb. However, the better you do this kind of reverb-removal, the more artifacts you get in the ...
For another fully featured commercial option for OS-X and for iPhone and iPad, check out Anytune. Anytune (on the Mac) is in the Mac App Store, and has a 30 day free trial available for download from the vendor's site. Anytune (for iOS) is available in a free version (with IAP) as well as a more fully featured version called Anytune Pro+. It's a terrific ...
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