Music Notation Based Software ... Help?

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I am looking for some software that helps with learning music notation.

It's a game, sort of: You get some music which has the first and last bit, and you have to notate the middle based on what gets played.

Our Alice is great on the creative end, not so much on the notation stuff.

Any pointers? Anyone?

Mark G, Monday, 2 November 2015 23:39 (six years ago) link

have you seen this game before or is this a game you want to make?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 03:59 (six years ago) link

You are looking for a dictation exercise, where a melody is played and the player has to notate/transcribe it by ear? There are plenty of programs for that, although offhand, I don't know of one that works exactly like this, where the beginning and ending are given to you. Or am I misunderstanding?

EveningStar (Sund4r), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 04:50 (six years ago) link

No, that's pretty much what I am looking for

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 23:42 (six years ago) link

It turns out that what Alice is using in school is not computer based, it's a test paper with music played from a CD or some such.

However, it would be good if there was a program that did this, for practice.

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 23:44 (six years ago) link

I don't know what level you're looking for. Macgamut has its faults but is used to teach dictation at many universities. It's what I've always used.

On a more basic level, there are melodic dictation exercises at these sites: (Entry doesn't seem to be working for me but maybe it's better on PCs/non-El Capitan Macs idk)

EveningStar (Sund4r), Thursday, 5 November 2015 17:58 (six years ago) link

Google "ear training software dictation".

EveningStar (Sund4r), Thursday, 5 November 2015 17:59 (six years ago) link

Ah, thanks!

Mark G, Sunday, 8 November 2015 22:27 (six years ago) link

My niece is 8 (today!) and I'm trying to find a music notation software to help her learn the most basic notation -- i.e. which notes on the stave correspond to which notes on the keyboard and vice versa

(then note lengths and so on)

I tried the softonic solfeggio free trial, but to be honest its level 1 test is too hard, she is really only just starting -- she's been learning for a year, but is basically still not reading the notes, just the fingering

hullo ilx!

mark s, Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:12 (six years ago) link

it doesn't have to be free, it's a (now late) birthday present (or else early xmas)

mark s, Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:13 (six years ago) link

I haven't looked at any software in this space so I have no recommendations ;_;

I Am Curious (Dolezal) (DJP), Thursday, 19 November 2015 15:23 (six years ago) link

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