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NoteWorthy ArtWare

Version 1.55
Platforms Windows 95/98/NT
Size 760K
License Shareware
URL ftp://ftp.noteworthysoftware.com/nwcsetup.exe
Description Create, play, and print your own musical scores. Import and export standard MIDI files, and use the computer keyboard or mouse for notation editing. The registration fee is $39.
Posted By WholeNote
Directory Software: Tab/Notation
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Overall Rating: 4.7 (of 5)
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Member Reviews


On 1/13/2001, Don Smith (104) posted:
Overall Rating:
I still use it today for writing music and playing back music during my practice sessions. I haven't had any problem with NoteWorthy.

The printing options are good, but I think they could be better. Overall, very nice.
Price: $39.00 (new)
Where Obtained: The NoteWorthy web site
Suitable for all skill levels of guitarists
Features:
I haven't used a lot of software applications to write music notation, but I was (and still am) extremely impressed with NoteWorthy.
Ease of Use:
There is virtually no learning curve to use it. Everything you need is right there on the toolbar. Guitar is only a hobbie, right now; currently I'm a programmer so I would much rather use the keyboard than the mouse. You can score an entire piece without ever using the mouse. It's very fast. You, pretty much, only have to use the arrow keys, the enter key and the space bar.
On 9/4/2000, Michael McIntyre (29) posted:
Overall Rating:
It's great shareware. It's a second-string application much as Paintshop Pro is second to Adobe Photoshop, but on a price/performance level it's hard to beat. You get much of the functionality at a fraction of the price, plus the user interface is more friendly to boot.

Its only huge failing with respect to this community is that it's not guitar-oriented at all.
Price: $39.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Publisher's website
Suitable for all skill levels of guitarists
Features:
It ain't Finale, but it is capable of a surprising number of things. It does have a few irksome limitations. Some can be worked around easily, and some can only be worked around at great length, though most would be of no consequence to the average guitarist trying to create an accompaniment or transcribe a riff for keyboard. With respect to guitar, it's important to note that this is not a guitar-oriented program. If creating standard notation for keyboard or orchestral instruments is your goal, then Noteworthy is the best value I've ever found for the money. If you're creating guitar-specific scores then you should realize that it doesn't do tab, it doesn't do fretboard chord diagrams, and such effects as hammerons and pulloffs can only be simulated by laboriously figuring out how to enter the correct sequence of pitch bend controllers.
Ease of Use:
The user interface is generally very friendly. Entering notation is a breeze, even for people like me who can't play a keyboard worth a dang.
On 8/28/2000, Tony Cekolin (282) posted:
Overall Rating:
I am a budding musician so I can't say it has made me better, but I was able to learn many fundamental things about notation from Noteworthy and it certainly whetted my appetite to learn to actually play something. Overall a great program to help one learn about music with.
Where Obtained: Publisher's website
Features:
Runs fine on win95, 98, haven't tried it on win nt yet. I really found the ability to enter triplets nice. No other inexpensive notation software that i had seen allowed that. I have yet to find notation that I could not enter easily. Noteworthy comes with documentation, but it is really simple to use and I have rarely looked at the docs. Changing patches on a staff is a snap and I really enjoy importing midi files into it. I have never had a problem using Noteworthy. It is truly a great program.
Ease of Use:
Quick simple install, very easy to learn, very easy to use compared to other packages I have tried and some of those were quite a bit more costly than Noteworthy.