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Sharon Bill Music Tutor & Author

Music Manuscript Musings - Sharon Bill Music Matters Vlog

Computer software programmes, like Sibelius etc, are all well and good, however, handwriting music notation still has a place. Not only is it a great skill for a musician to have, it’s also a thing of beauty! If you take the time to neatly write out music manuscript you have a much more engaged and tactile relationship to the notes you write - you can really connect with the music you write and the notes start to sing off the page. This is bound to help your understanding of music. Computer music print outs are a super way to quickly and effectively but, while we may not want to go to the time and trouble to create the illuminated manuscripts of Gregorian Music, let not throw away the time-honoured skill of writing music by hand.