I presently use 2 software programs for writing music notation.
Finale - is one that is probably the industry standard but it's not easy to learn.
Sibelius - is my first choice for creating drum charts for myself and my students. Although not as difficult to learn, it still has it's challenges.
Cakewalk Cakewalk software is a staple in my musical life. I use it for almost everything I do in recording and sequence creation for my bands. This program also has a very cool feature. If you were to plug in your electronic drum kit via midi cable into the computer loaded with Cakewalk, you can actually see the notes your drumming creates. You can then print out a transcription of what you've done. Neat eh? |O| Obviously, that's only good if you can read. ;-)
The reason I use the first 2 programs for writing notation is that they cover drum music notation where surprisingly, most do not. These 2 programs have all the symbols used in drum notation where as the others just don't. Cakewalk has the ability for you to create music charts but it's more difficult. It's much easier with Finale and Sibelius.
Now, if you can't read music notes, I will at some point have a lesson on site reading to get you familiar with it. There's no reason why musicians shouldn't learn how to read music. It's easy once you understand the note values.
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2010 7:27:48 GMT -5 by "The Freq"