Best notation apps and software for music educators

Notation apps for desktop computer, iPads and other tablet devices – what’s currently available? Which ones are the best? What should I use if my students have Chromebooks? Or iPads?

In this episode I’ll talk about the available notation options for music teachers.

 

Resources and links mentioned in this episode

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Notation software mentioned:

  1. Finale
  2. Sibelius
  3. Dorico
  4. Noteflight
  5. Flat.io
  6. Notion
  7. MuseScore
  8. Notion for iOS
  9. Symphony Pro
  10. NotateMe
  11. Touch Notation
  12. StaffPad

 

Further reading – articles by music educator George Hess:

 

 

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