[K12OSN] FOSS music notation and editing software

Martin Woolley sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk
Wed Sep 12 07:29:16 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 11 September 2007 23:47, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> Our public middle school has just hired a music teacher for the very first
> time.  The teacher would like to use computers to do music notation and
> editing.  We are going to be running this software over an LTSP thin client
> network.  She wants to "teach students to read treble and bass clef music
> notation and to understand simple rhythmic patterns.  She would like
> quizzes and tests and self correction.

We briefly deployed Rosegarden with excellent results. When the new head of 
music started, he insisted that Apple MACs and Garageband was the only 
solution; the ususal case of not daring to step outside familiar territory.

MuseScore has an excellent review in the latest issue of Linux Format. It's 
KDE based which would be an advantage at our school.
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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