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Maarten Bauer

[SOFTWARE] Graphic Notation

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Hello,

I am really interested in composing graphic notation music, so I searched on the internet for a free notation software that has been designed for this purpose. Unfortunately, I could not find anything.

Do you know a graphic notation programm?
If so, what is the name and where can I find it?

Thanks!

Maarten

For example:

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What software are you using now? Musescore?

I think the best way is import images made with other software. Finale, Musescore, and Dorico can do it. But I don't know any that was designed for this purpose, in particular.

I have experimented with indeterminacy and with graphic score, is quite interesting giving the score to someone and see how he/she understands it.

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1 hour ago, Luis Hernández said:

What software are you using now? Musescore?

I think the best way is import images made with other software. Finale, Musescore, and Dorico can do it. But I don't know any that was designed for this purpose, in particular.

I have experimented with indeterminacy and with graphic score, is quite interesting giving the score to someone and see how he/she understands it.

 

I am using MuseScore, but I don't know any way how I could make a score like I shared in the post above.
Still, thanks for the reply!

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I don't know if there are free tools to do this.  I'd suggest thinking the whole thing out with paper and pencil first.  Then, decide which elements are best served using Musescore:  any sections where traditional notation applies, and leave white space in the score using layout tools to add in the other elements by hand.  Sometimes it is easiest to literally "cut" and "paste."  Print out some blank staves, and cut and paste them onto a piece of blank paper leaving the spaces you need for other elements, then run the whole thing through a photocopier to get a clean page to draw on.  To add the other elements in a tidy manner, you'll want to use a ruler, compass, protractor, maybe a set of French curves.  If drawing is not your strong suit, get it as close as you can, and then consult with someone who has a fine art, design, or technical drawing degree to do the final copy for you.  If you really want it to look good, you may have to pay someone, because you'll probably take up a lot of their time explaining what you want, and it may take several meetings and several drafts before you manage to convey your desires.  

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Nothing is better than pencil and paper for this, or a tablet of some sort, of course. You can always scan it onto your computer later if you prefer paper.
If you're stuck with the inconvenience of writing so many notes by hand, you go to the computer. Well, the opposite is true too:
When you're stuck with the inconvenience of having to do specific graphical alterations on the computer, you do it by hand. 

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