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    dilawless54
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    I currently have purchased TablEdit on my computer for tabbing or music notation but haven’t had a chance to learn it fully and while I was going through tutorials a friend of mine sent me the site for a free program called MuseScore. Are any of you familiar with either of these programs enough to compare them? I really don’t want to have to learn two programs if one is the better I will concentrate on that one. Thanks

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    Scott Adams
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    Hi Diane – I think the best choice all depends on your primary use. While I don’t have direct experience with TablEdit, from what I’m seeing on their website, it’s designed primarily with fretted instruments in mind (guitar, mandolin, ukulele). It does look like you can use it for typical notation alone, but this is what the software was designed to do. Are you waiting to use it for these instruments, or for violin? What are you looking primarily to do?

    As for MuseScore, it is a good and free option. I know many who use it for their arrangements and work. Another standard notation option available is NoteFlight, which is unique in that everything is done and stored online. No software would need to be installed on your computer, and they offer both free and paid tiers, depending on your needs.

    Best Wishes,
    Scott Adams
    Violin Tutor Pro Instructor

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    dilawless54
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    I will be using it for tabbing violin/fiddle scores and then printing out tabs for Mandolin/banjo/dobro/guitar/bass. I have done one song and it seems to be fine but it has a big learning curve so I hesitate to stop with it and start learning Musescore unless there is something that makes Musescore better.

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