Printing plain staff paper with Musescore?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by mrizzone, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. mrizzone

    mrizzone Pianissimo User

    Jul 14, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Hello! Somebody knows how to print white staff paper with Musescore? I can print an empty score with whole note rests.
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

    Mar 21, 2006
    Just google image search blank staff paper or something.
  3. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    What is it that you want? Blank music staff paper? If so, it's a lot cheaper to buy preprinted from music store. Printer inks are expensive!

    Otherwise, I'm assuming this computer program may delete the whole rest as you enter notes etc., thus you can compose your song and then print it.
  4. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

    Jun 22, 2010
    +1 - dead on.

    I have a daughter (music major) who goes through staff paper like Kleenex in her classes - definitely simpler and I might agree with it being cheaper to buy the spiral bound staff paper books.
  5. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    I was a copyist in the70's and 80's--before computers became powerful enough and printers good enough to rival and later out perform hand manuscript. The industry's best papers and ink are from Judy Green ( Judy Green Music - Home ) and used with an Osmiroid Music Nib (dipped, not filled) makes one feel like a minor god--they are that good. An important thing to consider with manuscript paper is its lack of feathering where the ink doesn't stay put but creeps along the fibers, creating a fuzzy look. Judy Green's paper is perfect--everything stays put on the page. Judy Green's ink is of an ideal viscosity, water-proof and dries quickly, which helps to prevent smudging. The Osmiroid nib is perfect for getting skinny bar lines and note stems--using the "fat" part of the nib, notes are easy to paint.

    The time I invested in copying taught me tons. The architecture of the piece is evident in the score, and focus is crucial--that helped teach me that as a performer I should invest the same amount of care and concern in the notes I play as the ones I write.
  6. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

    Aug 7, 2013
    Lagos, Nigeria
    It's a great pity that so many of the fine specialist papers that were available half a century ago are no longer 'economically viable'

    And who, these days, knows how to use a proper pen?
  7. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

    Aug 15, 2009
    Unless there is a law against it, I would think taking a sheet and photocopying it would be the cheapest. Think we pay about 1 cent a copy. A ream would put a dent in a $10 bill.

    Agree with Vulgano Brother. The old Osmiroids were great and you learned a lot through transcribing. Though I sound like a kid without his homework- my dog (lab) actually ate mine. Still have the 24k nib from it. You have inspired me- I'll give them a look on the web.
  8. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
  9. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

    Jul 5, 2010
    Vienna, Austria, Europe
    And what about a fast laser printer? Much cheaper per page than an inkjet, and you can really produce reams of staff paper whenever you need it, not when the shops are open...

    You might get yourself a free music writing programme - FORTE FREE - that can deal with that problem easily, and you can adjust how many staves per page and that kind of thing.
  10. chef8489

    chef8489 Piano User

    Aug 8, 2011
    Asheville nc
    Many of us only use fountain pens. I would call that a proper pen. I am only 35 and know people of all ages that will not use ball point or roller ball.

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