Frescobaldi is a free and open source LilyPond sheet music text editor. Designed to be powerful yet lightweight and easy-to-use, Frescobaldi offers great functionality and a host of useful features such as music view with advanced two-way Point & Click, Midi capturing to enter music, a Snippet Manager and many more.
Frescobaldi is named after Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), an Italian composer of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque period.
Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
Music view with advanced two-way Point & Click
Midi player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
Midi capturing to enter music
Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score
Snippet Manager to store and apply text snippets, templates or scripts
Use multiple versions of LilyPond, automatically selects the correct version
Built-in LilyPond documentation browser and built-in help
Configurable document outline view to navigate large LilyPond scores easily
Smart layout-control functions like coloring specific objects in the PDF
Import ABC, Midi and MusicXML using the LilyPond-provided tools
Experimental export to MusicXML
Modern user interface with configurable colors, fonts and keyboard shortcuts
Jniz is a free proprietary piece of software designed for musicians as a support tool to the musical composition. It allows you to build and to harmonize several voices according to the rules of classical harmony.
To be convinced of the limitations observed and of the work done by the great classical masters such as Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, please refer to Wikipedia, the Walter Piston Harmony book or the Schonberg theory.
The perfect knowledge and the good practice of these rules are not required but you will undoubtedly save time and it will help you greatly in using and understanding the mechanism of Jniz.
interface of musical notation which allows you to create, edit, save a score
number of voices up to 16 (256 with layers).
possibility to change of Key at any time.
Jnz, MusicXml, LillyPond, Midi, PDF export.
listen to the available Midi ports.
redo / undo
Non harmonic tones (appoggiatura, echappee, suspension, passing, pedal, cambiata, anticipation)
Minor melodic keys
Chords notation recognition
harmonic correction of your work following the set of predefined rules
to give one or several solutions in case of fault if one or more rules are circumvented (Solver module).
Empty staves filled up by Solver (Auto Harmonizing)
Keys / modulations simulation tool
Input with Midi keyboards or microphones / input lines