Easy to compose for standard notation, tabs or percussion
Arrange your own professional quality sheet music
Compose music for a band, a score, or for fun
This program is perfect for composing original songs, guitar tabs, drum notation, music, scores and soundtracks, or you can try it with TwelveKeys music transcription software to transcribe music recordings and notate arrangements of your favorite music.
A simple and intuitive way to write musical notation or guitar tabs, Crescendo allows composers to write, save and print their music compositions on their computer.
The wide array of sheet music symbols, time and key signatures, along with a free-form layout, gives a composer optimum control over creating sheet music for their arrangements.
Add whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth and thirty-second notes and rests (semibreve to demisemiquaver)
Create sheet music in Treble, Bass, Tenor or Alto Clefs
Display note name in notes to help beginner musicians
Write your own guitar tablature
Use drum kits and templates to write percussion notation
Assign sharp, flat and natural accidentals to notes
Add ties and slurs across notes
Create dotted notes, chords, add repeats, and more
Composing Program Features
Keyboard shortcuts toggle between notes and rests
Insert text to specify a title, tempo, dynamics or lyrics
Drag notes to change their pitch or placement
Copy, cut and paste measures to easily insert themes
Zoom in and out for easier editing
Brace staves together to compose scores for ensembles
Preview and Share Your Score
Listen to your composition with MIDI playback, or export MIDI music files
Export your score as PDF, MIDI, MP3, WAV, TGA, JPG, PNG & more
Create and playback guitar tabs
Supports VSTi instruments, such as piano or violin, for quality MIDI playback
Print completed music projects to share
Print blank music sheets for hand transcription
Smoothly add lyrics to your score with the Lyrics tool.
Crescendo makes it easy for composers and hobbyists to create musical scores using their keyboard and mouse. Simply select the Lyrics tool from the toolbar to the right of your score, then click to place the first lyric. Tab or space to move to the next lyric.
Compose music for a single instrument, a band or an orchestra
Write your own percussion notation for drums & other percussion instruments
Quickly create your own guitar tablature for all guitar types & music styles
"I am a professional choir/music director and I always use this program for last minute changes and adjustments to musical arrangements to musical pieces that would be impossible to find on line. Through this program I can make these changes easily and provide them to my choir without any issues and the program does not in any way diminish the beauty and quality of the original musical composer." - Karen Naja