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Music Theory: Reading a Lead Sheet
Lead sheets aren’t just for jazz players these days! Whatever type of music you might play or produce, the lead sheet is an extremely common way to notate a piece in a small amount of space.
Mar. 4, 2021
Review: Steinberg Dorico 3.5
With its new interface, VST expression maps and other excellent features, Matt Vanacoro puts Steinberg's Dorico 3.5 professional notation software to the test.
Aug. 26, 2020
Parametric Composition Using Opus Modus 2.0
Parametric composition involves working with data, MIDI and programming in an unconventional way. But the results can be unlike anything you've heard before. Here's how to get started...
Jor van der Poel
Nov. 4, 2019
Music Theory: 4 Concepts to Consider When Creating A Chord Chart
In the latest in his series on music theory essentials, Matt Vanacoro gives you some pointers on how best to put together a chord chart for you and those you are working with.
Sep. 28, 2017
Free: An Introduction To Scoring With Steinberg Dorico
Learn how to get up and running with Steinberg's Dorico notation and scoring software with this free live MasterClass from Dorico product specialist John Barron.
Sep. 10, 2017
Review: Steinberg Dorico
Steinberg hired some of the developers behind Sibelius to work on its very own dedicated notation application. But what did Matt Vanacoro think of Dorico?
Aug. 3, 2017
Get Your Groove On: Basic Swing Notation
Notating swing has always been difficult, and various techniques have emerged over the years. Jay Asher explains what they are and how to approach this task.
Music Theory & Education
May. 7, 2017
Steinberg Unveils Dorico Music Notation Software
Steinberg tell us that Dorico defines a new standard in notation software, designed to be intuitively accessible while allowing its users to craft and print publication-quality scores. More info below
May. 17, 2016
Creating Staff Paper in Logic Pro X
Don't want to buy music paper to write out your music parts anymore? Do you use Logic Pro X? Good news! You you can do it all inside Logic. Here's how.
Nov. 9, 2015
Download FORTE Notation FREE As Forte Celebrates 500,000 Downloads
Music Notation Software FORTE has hit 500,000 downloads. For this reason they're give away their $24 product FORTE Basic until Sept. 14.--FREE.
Aug. 31, 2015
FORTE Unveils FORTE 6 Musical Notation Software
FORTE tell us the new version (Forte 6) is easy-to-use, ideal for all ages, and allows users to create their first piece of music in as little as 10 minutes. Interested in notation, check it out.
Dec. 17, 2014
PreSonus Notion 5 Delivers Many New Tools and Enhancements
Since Notion joined the PreSonus family there have been no major updates to speak of... until now that is. It now sports a new interface, PreSonus effects and a host of new enhancements for video.
Jul. 23, 2014
PreSonus Acquires Notion Software
There's big news out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana! PreSonus, famous for audio hardware and the DAW, Studio One, has acquired Notion Music - famous for notation software. Here's what Presonus have told us
Sep. 19, 2013
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