Finale PrintMusic 2009 for Windows

MakeMusic Inc. (Shareware)

Finale PrintMusic is an application that allows users to learn about music notation. It can be used by musicians, students, teachers, and songwriters. The program makes use of different note entry methods such as from the computer mouse, from an instrument connected to the computers, a MIDI device, or a MIDI keyboard. It comes with professional tools, but is easy to use even for those who are not computer savvy.

Upon installing the program, users can set up the application with the built in wizard. The wizard can configure the measures, transpositions, time signatures, and key signatures to prepare it for the user’s projects. Users can also select from various document styles in order to personalize the sheet music. The application makes use of advanced playback that produces high-quality sound when compositions are played. It also comes with several instruments Band-in-a-Box, Human Playback, and a mixer that refines the tunes for better results.

The application’s interface is simple and intuitive. All the tools and buttons are located at the upper and left part of the main window. When using an instrument, each note added to the sheet is played. All the musical notes are readily available and can be added to the document with just a click.