I've held off making any comment up until now...
> Michal Seta wrote:
Look, I'm a composition student and most of my work is jazz and
orchestral related stuff. I like a tool that I can see music as I see
music on a stave, write music as if I'm writing music on a stave, and
have something able to play it back to me so I know what type of crazy
sounds I've concocted. It's also a bonus to be able to hammer a midi
keyboard and see the crazy jazz chord come up on screen.
Time is of the essence when writing. Lilypond is all good and well when
you're keen to rewrite your 12 minute full orchesral score into a text
pad so that you can have pretty typesetted music, but it's more
practical to compose and type set it at the same time using a graphical
tool because in the traditionl comopsitional world, music is written to
a stave. A graphical frontend IS the easiest way to do it. You see what
you would see if you were composing away from the computer. I can't see
how this can possibly be debated. Ask anyobe at the music school,
students AND lecturers and they will share the same thoughts as I.