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Songworks 4 allows easy entry of melodies, chord symbols, and lyrics - for anything from a simple song to a chorale or instrumental arrangement. It can even stimulate your musical imagination by suggesting tune and harmony ideas that are always new. Supports both standard notation and alternatives such as Shape Notes (both 5 and 7- shape systems, with shapes automatically chosen), stemless, stick, and x-head notation, all at any scaling, from tiny notes to large. In version 4 you can now edit music either in page or panorama view, and control over spacing between staff systems can vary as needed. Lyric text can be typed as a complete line of poetry - type a space or hyphen between syllables and the Songworks will line the syllables up with notes as needed. Chord symbols in Songworks are audible, playing with various accompaniment patterns to give you a better idea of how the chords work with a melody.
Fixes a bug in the Import MIDI file feature and improves the Autobar command (for automatically placing bar lines where needed). And don't miss the many sample files in the online Music Library (available in the File Menu) - everything from fiddle tunes to Bach Chorales!
Ratings and Reviews
Extremely difficult to figure out.
The app is not intuitive at all. I could not figure out how to place notes, type lyrics, etc. I'm a smart guy, but after 30 minutes to an hour, I gave up and asked for a refund. The instructions are not comprehensive and what's there is hard to follow. Ugh. I hope I get my money back.
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- Ars Nova Software, LLC
- 30.5 MB
- Requires macOS 10.10 or later.
- Age Rating
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