On 20/11/2022 09:30, Stuart wrote:
> There is a PC version of !Sharpeye available though there is a cost but a
> lot of time can be saved if you don't have to type the score in by hand.
Thanks for the recommendation. With MuseScore 1.3 it really is not a
problem. Your average four-part hymn (Isaac Watts) takes 5-6 minutes.
Later versions (I think they are up to 3.9 these days) may be better if
you are Ludwig van and composing your 7th symphony, but for hymn entry
they are a dead loss. As it is free software under GNU licence, I have
no hesitation in making 1.3 available for anyone who wants it.
Incidentally, my wife was tidying the music cupboard the other day and
came across the little collection of hymns to be sung at the Welsh
National Eisteddfod in Newport, 1988. At the back was a brand new hymn
composed for the occasion, with brand new music - so brand new that the
score was written out by hand.
What a mess! You'd think that people would take a bit of care, but no,
just jotted it down any old how with no clear distinction between black
notes and white notes and sharps that looked like naturals (and v.v.) I
think your SharpEye would have thrown its hands up in disgust and
I had to type in what I *thought* was right, then play it through
repeatedly, pausing every time there was a marked disonance and raising
or lowering notes until it sounded right. It's actually quite a good
tune and clever harmonies, but by golly, the chap could have done with