[K12OSN] FOSS music notation and editing software

Sonja Gonzalez sgonzalez at sau83.org
Wed Sep 12 16:46:16 UTC 2007

This is a great thread... thanks for all of the ideas! However, my music teacher *really* wants Finale. Has anyone tried using wine to enable Finale on Linux?


Sonja Gonzalez
Director of Technology
Ellis School
432 Main Street
Fremont, NH 03044
603.895.2511 x603

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Woolley" <sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk>
To: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 3:29:16 AM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] FOSS music notation and editing software

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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