Customize Your Own Piano Sheet Music
"It's absolutely magic to see the notation go on the screen and to be able to print out the parts." - Viv Rendall (read more)
After you download and install the notation musician software,
use its built-in internet browser to download the music file (MIDI) for a piece
you want to learn (or use your favorite browser and search engine, using the song title plus "MIDI" to search.).
See how notation musician initially displays the notes and lyrics for a "Happy
Birthday" song, which that you can download here: HappyBirthday.mid.
Watching the notes as they play is a great way to start learning a piece. Your ears
and eyes work together to understand the notes, and then your fingers can learn
the notes much easier.
To "sight read" music is to "play by ear" with the aid of your eyes.
After you have opened the MIDI song file, you can then customize the sheet music
according to your playing skills and tastes.
For easiest playing, use the Prepare 'Easy Notes' Part command. It automatically
creates sheet music which looks like this:
If you want to "fancy up" the arrangement of Happy Birthday to suit your musical
tastes or more advanced playing ability, then you can change and add notes with notation composer. The following example was quickly prepared
using notation composer.
With notation musician, you can add annotations such as the
slurs and dynamic marks in the above example.
notation composer additionally allows you to change how the song sounds
and arrange the notes exactly as you want them.
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notation musician and notation composer create the best notation scores from MIDI files.
You can play along with "the band" at your convenience.
With notation composer, you can also customize the sheet music to add your own special flavor to a song.
With notation musician you can print sheet music for yourself and print parts for members of your vocal or instrumental group.
notation composer adds the ability to rearrange the music and have complete control over the sound of every note.
Song Writers and Composers
Use notation composer to create music from scratch, so you can focus on making music instead of drawing notation.
You can create sheet music with your MIDI instrument, mouse, or computer keyboard. Editing notation is a breeze, too.