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Re: [K12OSN] FOSS music notation and editing software



Sorry, I was incomplete (I don't know much about this software.) The free version is Finale Notepad, and that's what she wants.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Litwiller" <tim litwiller net>
To: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:42:37 PM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] FOSS music notation and editing software

Where do you find the student version free?  I just called our supplier 
and they say it is $350 per copy for the student version and $600 each 
for the regular version.

Sonja Gonzalez wrote:
> The student version of Finale actually is free, and that's all she needs. She doesn't need the features of the "paid for" version.
>
> _______________________________
> Sonja Gonzalez
> Director of Technology
> Ellis School
> 432 Main Street
> Fremont, NH 03044
> 603.895.2511 x603
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob Owens" <rowens bio-chemvalve com>
> To: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:56:17 PM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] FOSS music notation and editing software
>
> My advice would be to calculate the cost of all the Finale licenses, and
> then ask the music teacher if she would rather use free software and
> spend the money on musical instruments or some other physical items.
>
> -Rob
>
> Sonja Gonzalez wrote:
>   
>> 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?
>>
>> Thanks--
>>
>> _______________________________
>> Sonja Gonzalez
>> Director of Technology
>> Ellis School
>> 432 Main Street
>> Fremont, NH 03044
>> 603.895.2511 x603
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Martin Woolley" <sysadmin handsworth bham sch uk>
>> To: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn 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.
>>   
>>     
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