MidiNotate Musician 2.0 - User Guide and FAQ
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How to reduce the number of pages that MidiNotate Musician uses to print a song
MidiNotate offers many ways to reduce the number of pages in a printed score:
- If the score shows parts for instruments other than the one you for which you wish to print its part, then use the Extract Part command in the Track menu.
- If the score is for an ensemble, and some instruments are not playing some of the time and therefore have wasted staves with nothing but rests, then use the Hide Empty Staves command in the Score menu.
- Choose an overall smaller font size for notes and text by choosing the Font Size and Spacing command in the Score menu. Note, if you click the Zoom Out button in the toolbar, that only temporarily affects what you see on the screen, not what is printed.
- Use the Font Size and Spacing command in the Score menu to choose a compression factor of less than 100%. For example, try 75%. This squeezes notes closer together horizontally across the page.
Frequently Asked Questions - MidiNotate Musician
- When I open a MIDI file, the parts for many instruments are shown. I just want to see the part for the instrument I play. How can I do that?
Use the Extract Part command in the Track menu.
If this is a piano part, and the MIDI file has separate tracks for the right and left hands, then in the Extract Part dialog, click the right hand track with the mouse, and then while holding down the shift key, click the left hand track, so that the Extract Part command will extract both the right and left hand parts.
- What types of files can MidiNotate read?
MidiNotate can convert MIDI files, format 0 or format 1, into notated scores. MIDI files have a Mid file name extension. MidiNotate can convert Karaoke (.kar) files into notated scores.
MidiNotate can also read a NoteSoft file, which has a Not file name extension. A NoteSoft file keeps a copy of the score, so that it does not have to be transcribed again when you reopen the file. The NoteSoft file also keeps a copy of the MIDI data, fully integrated with the score; and it saves the assignment of tracks to MIDI devices, banks, and patches.
- Can MidiNotate read .MP3 files and .WAV files or read music from a CD?
No, MidiNotate does not offer an option to convert audio (MP3, WAV, or CD) to MIDI.
- Why do I hear a track playing strange pitches?
The most likely reason is that this track is supposed to be playing various drum sounds, but instead a pitched instrument (such as a piano) is attempting to play the sounds. If you have a General MIDI (GM) soundcard, then the drum track must be assigned to MIDI channel 10, according to the GM specification. The Auto Channel assignment for a drum track will not work.
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