Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 11:12 PM (in response to Charles Cranney)
I'm afraid that is the limitation in GarageBand's score editor, bass and treble clef only.
You could transpose the Track for Viola, print it out with the (wrong) treble clef and correct the clef on the print out (or photoshop the pdf file with a viola clef first)
The only other option would be to learn Logic, Finale or any other application that provides the viola clef.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to Edgar)
The problem with transposing it is that it will change what key it is in. It is hard for an instrumentalist to read that. Since finding that my 16-year-old daughter really does have a gift here (composer, vocalist, wonderful pianist, brilliant violinist), I've toyed with the idea of getting her Logic Pro for Christmas. Problem is that it must be ready for an update soon, and I'm not money bags.
I am doing some film editing in FCP X and would be interested to see Logic Pro X become integrally connected with it. I'd love to let my daughter try it out.
In the meantime, my wife hand transposed the viola part, which took about three hours. Kind of a shame since it was all right there in the computer. I looks to see if I could export it to another program but didn't see how (and didn't find another program that didn't limit the clefs, too.)
Thanks for your note. The rehearsal went well. Recording tomorrow!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 6:28 PM (in response to Charles Cranney)
For what she is doing I think Finale may be just what you need. Logic does a lot of things very well but Finale is what everyone uses for composing.
I personally pretty much do rock, pop, alternative music so 10 minutes with a pencil is all I ever use, But I have friends that use Finale and their sheets always look impressive.