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Re: [K12OSN] FOSS music notation and editing software



hi

On 9/12/07, Sonja Gonzalez <sgonzalez sau83 org> wrote:
Sorry, I was incomplete (I don't know much about this software.) The free version is Finale Notepad, and that's what she wants.

Just a few minutes ago, I gave our music teacher a free computer with Edubuntu Linux, running Rosegarden, NoteEdit, GNU Denomo, and GNU Solfege.  She is going to take the computer home and experiment with it.  She originally asked the school to spend money on a proprietary license that would have cost $80 for 14 seats, or nearly $1, 000.00.  Now she has decided that money would be better spent on instruments, and she is going to try to run those open source software music programs across our Edubuntu thin client network.

Sonja, maybe you would be interested in contacting one of these organizations to find out about receiving free computers for your school.  There might even be a program like this near you in Fremont, NH.

http://www.freegeek.org/

http://www.accrc.org

Good luck.

--
Christian Einfeldt,
Producer, The Digital Tipping Point

_______________________________
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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