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How to Use Notation Products

  • Desktop shortcut for Mac - how do I make one?

    You can create a desktop shortcut by doing the following on your Mac:1. Open Finder by clicking the icon on the bottom far left of your screen.2. In the Search field, type "composer.exe" (or "musician...

  • Are there any tutorial videos available?

    Yes, there is a growing series of tutorial videos available at www.notation.com/TutorialVideos.phpComments, questions, and suggestions are welcome!...

  • How can I use VST instruments with Notation products?

    For a full discussion of how to use VST instruments with Notation products, please see the many discussions in our Users Forum (www.notation.com/vb-forum/index.php), as well as the Tutorial Videos at ...

  • How can I transpose one (a single) staff?

    For a video tutorial about Transpositions, you can see our page at www.notation.com/TutorialVideos.php For "transposing a single staff", we'll need to differentiate between 3 different transposing ope...

  • What options are there for preparing piano parts?

    Notation Musician and Notation Composer offer many options for preparing piano parts from MIDI files: If the piano part in the MIDI file is all in one staff (track), you can split that staff into righ...

  • Why won't my MIDI keyboard read the MIDI on the floppy disk?

    All MidiNotate and Notation products save MIDI files in MIDI File Format Type 1. Some MIDI keyboards can read MIDI files saved on a floppy disk from your computer. Some MIDI keyboards expect the MIDI ...

  • Using the Garritan Personal Orchestra with MidiNotate and Notation products

    We have a tutorial video for this which you can view or download at  www.notation.com/TutorialVideos.php There are also discussions in our User Forum (www.notation.com/vb-forum/index.php)- just search...

  • Why will MidiNotate's Harmony font not embed in PDF files?

    Please note that this FAQ is for customers of the original MidiNotate product. This issue has since been resolved for Notation products. MidiNotate's HARMONY_.TTF font file was incorrectly created wit...

  • How do I add a note in Notation products?

    There are many ways to add notes to a song using Notation Composer. You can add notes with the mouse, with your computer keyboard, or with a MIDI instrument connected to your computer. Please see the ...

  • How can I change the pitch of a note?

    Notation Composer allows you to change the pitch of notes by selecting them (simply left-clicking on the note(s) you want to change), and then using the up/down arrow keys to move the note(s) to the d...