Update: Please note, this post if 4+ years old as of this update and Finale Notepad is not longer free… Please search MusTech.net for Musescore and/or Noteflight for a better free/open-source alternative.
Title: Finale NotePad 2007 – 2008
Category: Freeware Notation Program
Description: Compose music using this handy freeware notation program.
Tested On Which System (before posting): XP
Teaching Ideas: This software is great for all your students or anyone who needs a basic music notation program. New with 2008, you can use a keyboard for stepwise MIDI input! This is a must have for any of your students and can easily be put on your school’s computer lab or their own computers for them to explore music theory and composition ideas. It’s available for PC and Mac.
Home Page: http://finale.com
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