MusicEase Software has been involved in the development of music notation software for over 25 years. Special attention has been paid to creating a good user interface. In particular, constraints have been used so users generally need have no knowledge of or pay attention to the positioning of notational elements. Other techniques from artificial intelligence have also been incorporated to make our software more powerful.
The MusicEase notation editor contains a large amount of knowledge about music notation.
This allows you to quickly create professional looking scores without knowing music copyist rules. For instance, stem direction, beam scope, slant and end positions, and slur shape and location are all automatically determined. (The user can then edit these if desired.) Slurs can be inserted with a single keystroke combination.
A free evaluation version of MusicEase is available from our Download page so you can try it out before purchasing to see if it suits your needs.
I've been using MusicEase for more than 18 years and it has been able to do just about everything that I needed in standard music notation. It's easy to use, flexible, and has excellent technical support.
Karl Kroeger, Composer and Music Editor, Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Colorado
The simplicity of MusicEase makes changes and new arrangements very easy. For most songs, I can enter notes, chords and lyrics in around 15 minutes. I realized that I now have over 4,000 songs in my MusicEase folder.
You have every right to be proud, it seems to me. It's possible to sit at the keyboard and actually type music, once you learn a few commands. And it's certainly not hard to learn. The folks at [fill in the name of a company well known for its notation software] could learn a lot from you!
Greg Sandow, Reviewer for Musician Magazine
MusicEase Software also specializes in the development of customizable, printable songbooks. These virtual songbooks are leveraged on the MusicEase intelligent music notation editor.
The Christian Virtual Hymnal contains thousands of public domain hymns that can be displayed/played/printed as SATB or lead sheets with chord names/fret diagrams. Transpose to any key. Delete/re-arrange/re-order verses. Any font/size can be used for verses. The music can then be automatically reformatted and justified to fit the current page size and margins. Any combination of parts can be extracted. It also comes with the complete orchestral version of Handel's Messiah. The Christian Virtual Hymnal is an example of a virtual songbook.
The MusicEase Traditional Songbook contains verses and transposable lead sheets for over 300 traditional songs (folk, patriotic, and children's songs and hymns). The music can be played and printed. Verses can be deleted and re-arranged. Optional guitar fret diagrams can be included. The music is scalable and can be automatically reformatted.
Click here for free virtual songbooks.