Crescendo Music Notation for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 9.97
  • 3.6

  • Security Status

A musical notation and scoring software

Crescendo Music Notation is a free and subscription-based multimedia app developed by NCH Software. This music editing tool provides a graphical interface that enables users to compose and arrange musical notes and other elements and offers explicit music-oriented commands, such as octave, note duration, and time and key signatures.

Like MuseScore, Crescendo Music Notation makes digital music-making seamless and efficient. The app boasts comprehensive features, including music notation, multiple tracks, MIDI input, and audio playback. Additionally, it works with a range of instruments and genres, giving composers the freedom to create music of any style.

Advanced tool for creating music

Crescendo Music Notation is the future of music-making with its all-inclusive and streamlined features. It allows musicians to automatically create music from scratch by inputting notes, instruments, effects, and standard notation symbols. You can create sheets for different types and categories of instruments—strings, percussions, and wind—and integrate them if need be. Plus, it also allows for the printing of musical scores. 

Aside from these, the app supports transposing, arranging, and exporting music as a MIDI file and other audio formats. Conversely, the app's auto-transcription feature allows MIDI files to be transcribed into musical scores. Its easy-to-use interface makes it quick and easy for users to get started. Its automated notation functionality requires a few clicks, allowing users to create complex musical scores effortlessly. 

While the app is mostly useful for seasoned composers and performers, it is also designed to be beginner-friendly with its integrated music dictionary, allowing newbies to learn about musical terms and symbols in no time. It also contains an array of built-in templates suited for all skill levels. However, be aware that there are occasional bugs that make it difficult for users to save their completed outputs.

Innovative tool for hobbyists and professionals

Crescendo Music Notation is a practical tool for musicians because it allows them to create music conveniently from their own recordings or raw audio or MIDI files. With this app, musicians can save their creations in various digital formats, allowing them to distribute their work digitally through different platforms. Hence, providing them with a greater reach and the potential to increase listeners.

Free music notation and music notes writing and composing software

Crescendo Music Notation is perfect for composing original songs, music, scores, and soundtracks. The program features a wide variety of text, key signatures, time signatures, and notation symbols all on a free-form layout to give you complete control over your music creation. With Crescendo you can compose music for film, a band, a score, or just for fun!

Crescendo Music Notation is a free music notation and composition software to arrange your own professional quality sheet music using a wide array of music symbols and notes.

Crescendo Music Notation software features

  • Change the key signature and time signature.
  • Add whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes and rests (semibreve to semiquaver).
  • Compose music in Treble, Bass or C Clefs (e.g., Alto and Tenor).
  • Assign sharp, flat and natural accidentals to notes.
  • 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.
  • Automatically detects if a measure has the correct beat amount for the time signature.
  • Adjust staff line placement by snapping them to margins or other staff lines.
  • Add ties and slurs across notes.
  • Zoom in and out for easier editing.
  • View history of work completed.
  • Save to Crescendo's format, or export as MusicXML.
  • Print completed music projects, or blank music sheets for hand transcription.
  • Create dotted notes, chords, add repeats, and more.

Create professional music scores with this intuitive and easy to use free software.


  • Automated inputting and editing of notes
  • Playback functionality
  • Automatic transcription of audio files into musical scores
  • Supports various audio formats


  • Intermittent bugs make saving a finished work complicated

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Crescendo Music Notation for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 9.97
  • 3.6

  • Security Status

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