- The sheet music on these pages was
created by starting with the ABC
file format and some free utilities for turning it into
interesting things like Postscript, PDF, and MIDI.
- The other free musical toy
people might find handy is Audacity.
I wanted to set up an inexpensive way of recording myself so I
could hear what needed fixing (most) and this was key to doing
- Not free, but a good deal (IMHO), is Band-in-a-Box.
The program is modelled a little on the idea of a spread sheet,
but instead of equations the "cells" are bars that
hold chords. Select a style and BiaB generates multi-instrument
back-up arrangements. Add melody, change instruments, solo,
define new styles, MIDI export...many other features.