Songwrite 2

A music score and songbook editor

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Songwrite 2 is a music score and songbook editor. This software is especially designed for musicians who do not master solfege (like me!) and to Linuxian musicians. Songwrite 2 can edit staffs, but also tablatures (for guitar, bass, banjo, lyre, diatonic accordion,...) and flute fingerings (for tin whistle, recorder,...); it also manages lyrics. Songwrite 2 can play and print the partitions.

Songwrite 2 is a free software (libre software) written in Python. It is available under GNU GPL. It requires: Python, EditObj 2, GTK 2, Pango, Cairo and their Python bindings, LaTeX, Timidity (or any other MIDI player), Evince (or any other PDF viewer).

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  • Edit tablatures (guitar, bass, banjo, lyre, diatonic accordion...), flute fingering (tin whistles, recorders,...) and staff, and add lyrics to write your own songs!
  • Create your own songbook
  • Play your partitions
  • Print your partitions and your songs
  • Convert automatically staffs to tablatures or fingering and vice versa
  • Export your songs into many formats (PDF, Midi, ASCII tablatures, GNU Lilypond, PostScript,...)
  • Import ABC file or Guitar Pro 3 / 4 file (experimental)

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