Songworks 4+

Music Composition

Ars Nova Software, LLC

    • 1.0 • 1 Rating
    • $39.99



This is what your computer was made for...

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.

What’s New

Version 4.040

Makes editing with multiple voices on a staff more intuitive; fixes a bug involving copy and paste of notes in secondary voices; extends the feature that can sound notes as you click them into a staff by now including secondary notes on the same stem (as when building a chord in staff notation).

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

MrWebbJA ,

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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