If you have a song you’ve heard somewhere and want to get it down on paper, I discovered a tool today called “noteflight” (noteflight.com).
A person I know wanted to be able to play the song Come Sail Away as performed by Donald Gould (I’ve included the video that contains the song that the person want to play) and so I started writing it on manuscript paper, but I just knew my writing was going to be difficult to read. So I looked for a tool I could use for free and found Noteflight.
It was very easy to use and I was able to accomplish my task fairly quickly. I could add trill notation, dynamics, and articulation, too. I got the music printed out and also sent it to said person.
Admittedly, what I wanted to do was very simple; however, I could do what I needed to do simply and fairly quickly using noteflight for free! The only thing I had trouble with was having random sharps show up on my trills which I could only get rid of by forcing a natural sign on it…
For a fee, I’m pretty sure you can do some really cool things with this tool. Check it out if you need to get some music written on paper 🙂