Music note writing and composing software
A simple and intuitive way to write musical notation or guitar tabs, Crescendo allows composers to write, save and print their music compositions on their computer.
The wide array of sheet music symbols, time and key signatures, along with a free-form layout, gives a composer optimum control over creating sheet music for their arrangements.
- Easy to compose for standard notation, tabs or percussion
- Arrange your own professional quality sheet music
- Compose music for a band, a score, or for fun
Music Notation Software Features
- Change the key signature and time signature
- Add whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth and thirty-second notes and rests (semibreve to demisemiquaver)
- Create sheet music in Treble, Bass, Tenor or Alto Clefs
- Display note name in notes to help beginner musicians
- Write your own guitar tablature
- Use drum kits and templates to write percussion notation
- Assign sharp, flat and natural accidentals to notes
- Add ties and slurs across notes
- Create dotted notes, chords, add repeats, and more
Composing Program Features
- Keyboard shortcuts toggle between notes and rests
- Insert text to specify a title, tempo, dynamics or lyrics
- Drag notes to change their pitch or placement
- Copy, cut and paste measures to easily insert themes
- Zoom in and out for easier editing
- Brace staves together to compose scores for ensembles
Preview and Share Your Score
- Listen to your composition with MIDI playback, or export MIDI music files
- Export your score as PDF, MIDI, MP3, WAV, TGA, JPG, PNG & more
- Create and playback guitar tabs
- Supports VSTi instruments, such as piano or violin, for quality MIDI playback
- Print completed music projects to share
- Print blank music sheets for hand transcription
Smoothly add lyrics to your score with the Lyrics tool.
Crescendo makes it easy for composers and hobbyists to create musical scores using their keyboard and mouse. Simply select the Lyrics tool from the toolbar to the right of your score, then click to place the first lyric. Tab or space to move to the next lyric.