Dave Phillips looks
at the status
of the five most active notation software projects.
"The essential requirements for all music notation programs include
various score layout functions, data entry methods, music symbol palettes,
audio output support modes and options for printing the finished
score. Basic programs may include only a limited subset of the possible
features, while more professional software offers more features for greater
control over the details of a work. Of course, with greater control comes
greater complexity. The designers of music notation programs work hard to
balance ease of operation with the proliferation of features.
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