Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to Bob Lyons)
I think I know what you mean - an easy to use application that produces a nice printed copy for the individual musicians in a band, showing chord symbols, lyrics maybe, a bit of notation for some people when necessary, guitar tab even, for when you're first getting into it, instead of scribbling on a piece of paper. Its not crazy but I haven't come across anything like that that I can think of...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to Bob Lyons)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to Pancenter)
I loved Encore back in 2000, before they went out of business. I think it cost about $40 at that time. Very simple. Opened midi files. Save as midi or pdf. This new version costs $400! Your lead sheet looks great. Thanks for posting it. That's exactly what I need. I'll check out the trial versions of Finale and Sibelius lite. Worst case - I buy another upgrade from Sibelius so that it will open in OS 10.7. I'd rather get a cheap program from the App Store that does everything I want.
Thanks for the help, PanCenter
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to Bob Lyons)
I've been a long time beta tester and hadn't kept up with the retail price. I purchased the full version when I first started using it back in the Passport days, I think it was $299 back then.
I see the cheapest thing they have is "MusicTime Deluxe" (Encore Lite) which is $120, oh well, I should've checked the price first.
There's also the free:
But I don't know if itt's Lion compatible.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2012 4:09 PM (in response to Pancenter)
Actually, I've just had a go at that and the Musescore works pretty well - it is easy to use - a 10 or 15 minute job to look at the possibilities is all it takes to be able to produce something - there's a template for a lead sheet under the Style menu option that I can see using that as a starting point and adapting it from there; its a pity I didn't have this a few years ago, when I was working with other musicians a lot more, but, of course that's another story. I imagine it may well come in useful at a particular time in the future.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to chorleyman)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to Bob Lyons)
Looks good Bob, got a wedding gig?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to Bob Lyons)
Perhaps I am missing the point of this thread but Logic is absolutely fine for all of this.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to Pancenter)
Yeah, I do a lot of weddings. I get a lot of hits on YouTube also. So I'm always getting emails from young pan players asking if I have sheet music for my arrangements. That's the main reason for wanting to do this.
About this song, after years and years of playing Canon I realize that people only want to hear the parts they recognize. Hence, my arrangement above. Arpeggios, chords, then the hook - over and over. Easy money $$$
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to CCTM)
Yeah, I know, its just a good thing to use a dedicated program for a particular task sometimes - it can become a part of your 'workflow', its probably an individual experience though..
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to Bob Lyons)
Hi Bob, hey man, you sound great, nice touch, those are double tenors, right?
My handle refers to stereo panning left, center, right....etc.
Coincidently I play nylon string guitar in two separate pan groups and am well versed in the repertoire. :-)
The standard trio format here is Pan (either lead or double tenors), amplified nylon string guitar and electric bass, plus everyone plays some kind of foot percussion.
Re: Canon, yep, only the hook is required.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to Pancenter)
Thanks, Pancenter. I play double seconds. I'd like to see your group on YouTube some day. The foot percussion sounds interesting...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to CCTM)
Okay, CCTM. I want to be sure that I've examined all my options. So I've tried to duplicate this simple lead sheet in Logic. I was able to create a new text style for the title, but there are still no double bars, repeat signs, or line breaks available. I like to make my lead sheets as easy to read as possible. I think I need more control over the final printed product than what Logic offers. This is the best I could do:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to Bob Lyons)