Dear 100 Hour Board,
Does anyone know of any free music notation software that is reliable and works well? I am currently using Finale Notepad, but it's features are quite limited. Are there any free, good ones out there? Does BYU offer any good ones at discounted rates?
The short answer? No. There isn't any good free music software.
The longer one? I talked to a friend who has tried a lot of music software. He says that since music is ridiculously complex math, you're not likely to find anyone willing to do the work for free. He's tried a lot of free programs and eventually had to just break down and buy something. He recommends Full Finale or, for the character building experience, a pencil and paper.