Crescendo Music Notation 4+

NCH Software

    • 3.2 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Crescendo Music Notation is the perfect software to start composing your music today. Using a free form sheet music layout, you can write your song, score, or composition your way. Create your arrangements with a variety of notation tools, where you can change the Dynamics, Clef, Key Signature, Time Signature, and more. Notes are easy to add and can quickly be transposed by key or by interval. Once finished, you can easily print your sheet music or save your score to MIDI, PDF, and more.

Music Writing Features include:

• Change the cleft, time signature, and key signature on your sheet music
• Add whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and thirty-second notes and rests (semibreve to demisemiquaver)
• Edit your notes with sharps, flats, accidentals, slurs and more
• Write your own guitar tabs
• Use text to specify tempo or dynamics, write lyrics, and create a title
• Supports VSTi instruments for MIDI playback
• Write percussion notation

What’s New

Version 10.33

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Mrs.O Music Maker ,

First Impressions

I have used Notion notation on my iPad for years, but they don't have anything for my Mac, so for my simple goals, I decided to give this a try. All I'm doing is entering music to make an MP3 to use as accompaniment for my early childhood students. This works pretty easily, in that it's point and click to enter notation. However, there doesn't appear to be a way to sustain a longer note under moving, shorter notes. Also, the play back separates chords as if they're glissando. I can't stand it.

iTunes_Cyber ,

Just started

I’m a working composer who is just getting into writing music on a mac - new software and older hardware (older but still useable).

I’ve been working with Crescendo Music Notation Editor for the past two weeks and have found it useful overall. While the application isn’t able to do some of the musical notation I want, overall Crescendo is good and helps me stay organized. I’m hopeful that when I get the full version, I will be able to use the application to it’s fullest capabilities.

I found that this version of Crescendo was easy to install - I donwloaded the file and the application installed quickly and easily. There were a couple of problems I encountered but they were easy to figure out workarounds. Because I’m very familiar with music theory, musical scores, music notation and how to compose, using Crescendo was very easy to get started. However, if you don’t know how to write music, Crescendo may be overwhelming. It isn’t an application to “teach” music, it is an application to “write” music. You must have a background in music to make the most of Crescendo.

za.peterson ,

Not very user friendly

If you don't want to spend the $200 for Logic Pro and only need to transcribe, use this. However, it isn't that user friendly.

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