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As many of you know, MusTech.Net is an avid fan of the incredible online software program: Noteflight. This is an incredible piece of software and fills a large chasm in the area of online, easy-to-use music notation software. Since its inception, it has consistently improved and still includes a very useful and capable free version of the software. The new “Crescendo” offering from Noteflight is both affordable and filled with value-added options for the more serious student and musician.
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Official NOTEFLIGHT Press Release Follows (April 6, 2010 -Cambridge, MA):
Noteflight Next Generation Music Notation Software Hits Net
Noteflight’s highly anticipated online music notation software, Crescendo, is now available; delivers guitar tablature, enhanced instrument choices, increased control and flexibility.
April 6, 2010, Cambridge, MA — Noteflight, LLC (http://www.noteflight.com), a company dedicated to reinventing the way people create, share and use written music, today announced the release of Crescendo, online music notation software for individuals who are committed to making music and want to take their creations to the next level.
Going beyond the free version of Noteflight, Crescendo delivers the advanced score writing and music composition features that professionals, educators, students and music enthusiast’s desire. These features include full support for guitar tablature, orchestral virtual instruments with professional sound quality, score templates, increased storage and advanced sharing permissions that extend the social networking value of Noteflight.
“Crescendo is essentially Noteflight 2.0. It’s ideal for dedicated Noteflight users who want to take advantage of everything we have to offer,” said Joe Berkovitz, President & CEO of Noteflight. “We will continue to support and add features to the free version of Noteflight so that individuals who are new to our concept can easily discover and experience the joy of social music creation.”
In total, Crescendo features a new, full palette of over 40 professional orchestral, jazz and rock instruments. These new instruments include complete woodwind, brass and reed sections as well as guitars, basses, percussion and solo/ensemble strings.
With support for guitar tab music, Crescendo users can create tablature from scratch, import XML tab from guitar tab software, such as Guitar Pro, and convert MIDI files to tablature. The resulting tab files can be viewed in two different formats (rhythmically or in basic tab format), as well as edited and shared with other Crescendo customers. Users can also listen to guitar tab in their choice of new bass guitar, electric guitar and acoustic guitar sounds.
Score writing has also been expanded and simplified. Individuals can now use over 35 stock templates to create and store hundreds of scores, choosing from different ensemble types, including a String Quartet. In addition, like the best social music networks and social networking sites today, Crescendo gives users complete control over which community members can view, edit and comment on their scores and songs.
Crescendo is available immediately. Individuals can gain access by subscribing or upgrading their existing free account for $49 per year. For more information or to purchase, visit http://www.noteflight.com.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.