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Old 11-08-2017, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default Composing software for general instruments?

hey all! how have you been?
is there any software out there that Works like bagpipe music writer (i mean, introducing text without hearing anything, and then be able to play it back) but for general instruments, piano guitar and all? i mean not those wheree you enter c and you hear inmediately the note c... if this software is jaws accesible, better.
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:10 PM   #2
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Perhaps EasyABC?


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Old 11-09-2017, 07:36 AM   #3
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If you want to work with a text based notation, ABC is a good choice for relatively simple music; I wouldn't attempt to score symphonies with it.

If you're using a screen reader, you might be better off using the seperate command line tools than things like EasyABC, which will be more difficult to troubleshoot.

Musescore has done some work to become accessible, though I think more on the reading than the editing side.

Lilypond also offers MIDI output, though I've never used it.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:11 AM   #4
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Sibelius allows keyboard entry, but it doesn't accept text.

Melody Assistant will open ABC files.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:08 AM   #5
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You could use Audovia which uses JFugue MusicString notation to generate music.
Notes within a MusicString are specified by their name and duration. Durations can be expressed as pulses where 32 pulses represents a quarter note (crotchet). An 'E' quarter note preceded by a 'G' gracenote can be written as [G]/2 [E]/30.
This application can make music with up to fifteen instrumental voices and a percussion track.
Instruments can be chosen from the default soundbank of 128 instruments or from any other soundbank of your choice.
Some sample bagpipe tunes produced using Audovia can be heard at http://pipetunes.uk/
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