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MagicScore School 5.355 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — MagicScore School 5.355

Create and edit music composition of any complexity.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 698 (67%) 350 (33%) 109 comments

MagicScore School 5.355 was available as a giveaway on October 24, 2008!

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MagicScore School 5 is notation software for music aficionados, students, teachers, schools and colleges. The program offers people interested in music a variety of notation options – input, editing, printing, correctness check and much more.

MagicScore School 5, as the name implies, has been specially created for folks who are learning music, but professional musicians can use it as well. Notes can be entered manually, copied from another source, added through the virtual piano, MIDI keyboard or synthesizer. MagicScore School 5 is also capable of reading notes from MIDI and Karaoke files, as well as recording MIDI and Karaoke files. The program is also capable of printing blank staff notation sheets.

This program also supports Music XML format to import score from music scaning software. Works with Windows Vista.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Publisher:

Maestro Music Software

Homepage:

http://www.musicaleditor.com/magicscore-school-sheet-music-software-5.html

File Size:

4.89 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#109

I would like to have this again as Giveaway. I was away from the computer and missed this great offer.

Reply   |   Comment by K Meleno  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

Like several others, I was able to activate, then setup fine, but when I try to run the program it stalls at the splash screen. Hope this gets offered again with a fix; my kids would really enjoy it, from the feedback I see here.

Running XP SP3

Phil P

Reply   |   Comment by Phil P  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

this is ok... for very beginers. i recomend using sibelious. you can do so many more things with it. this progrom is good if you want to write music, but hardly no any music thery or dont play music at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Bryce Turcato.  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

BTW, I also purchased Finale 2009 Complete Edition this past spring. It will be interesting to compare these two ;-)

Anyone done a comparison this soon?

TTYL,
John

Reply   |   Comment by J Johnson  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Thanks for the software, BUT - a HUGE but...

This software "hid" its "activate.exe" file!
I finally came across it today in a temporary folder of its own making, far removed from the download spot on my hard drive. This was not mentioned in Readme or the program itself.

Like other posters (since removed from here, it seems), I could not tell if I was registered or not. After installing the program, clicking on "About" showed registered to Giveawayoftheday, but no serial number.

TODAY, I found the Activate.exe file. Which will not work now, of course. What to do?

Thanks,
John

Reply   |   Comment by J Johnson  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

I don't understand why someone from admin doesn't either proactively caution users when registration steps don't quite match the various README files, or at least drop by early and reassure everyone before half a hundred people post identical panicky queries. It'd be pretty simple to say -
"Hallo der, FOGs (friends of Giveaway) -
download,
open zip,
run activate
click EXTRACT files (so a new folder with colorful icons appears) click the colorful activate icon,
then run setup.
If the Help-About says it's registered to giveaway, you're all set. No registration number is needed.
You may see a BuyNow nag screen ONCE, but then the program will open normally for as long as you keep the program.
Thank you velly much.

FWIW - Several members, including myself, had the same problem with the last version, but it turns out, the blank registration field is perfectly OKAY.

Reply   |   Comment by Hendrick  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

Has anyone been able to work out how the activate.exe works?

I can not find any file or registry key created by it :S

Reply   |   Comment by wil  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

can somebody help me please?

I cant record anything, when i click record, nothing happens. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem? and can someone explain what i need to do to record.

Thanks very much.

Reply   |   Comment by You Know Who We Are...  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Same problem with registration - no serial number & shows registered to GAOTD, with buy now button activated. How do we get an answer to this problem once the software offer times out? Evidently nobody with the software mfg cares enuf to monitor this site & provide an answer.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

This looked like such a good program - it also seemed to install, activate and open with no problems - XP SP3

However... every time I try to open a new score, the program shudders, minimises and runs around in computer circles - can't be used - great pity. This has happened on 2 different computers. Now uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Jem  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

Folks: If you're still within the deadline time, RTFM! The readme quite clearly states that you run activate.exe first: this will connect to the Net and check eligibility. If it all works, you will see a Big Browser page telling you so. THEN you can run setup.exe, not before!

Reply   |   Comment by Cad  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Activated and Installed on Vista HOme Premium 32-bit with no problem. I ran both the activation and the setup as Administrator. Although, when I go to the registration screen it shows Giveawayoftheday and does not show a registration number, I don't get a screen with a limitation on how many times I can use it or how many days I can use it. Mine seems to be just fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Evie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Thanks, GAOTD, for a simply wonderful free download!

Reply   |   Comment by BeachComer  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

for those wondering if this is a trial, if it says Giveaway of the day for the name then it's the full version. About the software, I have the last giveaway and it's great for beginner's. No time to get into details. I wasted it on reading all comments about no serial. Thanks for the update GAOTD and DG software.

Reply   |   Comment by rrodken  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

Some of you may have heard of SpywareBlaster and Spybot Search & Destroy. SpywareBlaster automatically places addresses in your Restricted Sites to prevent downloading spyware from these sites. I noticed the address of the site you're supposed to visit to register this MagicScore, regnow.com, is listed among those sites.

Reply   |   Comment by Wonder  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

Tried it, back to Sibelius.

Reply   |   Comment by asdf  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

Installed fine on Vista 32 Home Premium. I ran both activate and Setup from within the zip without admin rights. Started the program but will require good time to learn it!

Reply   |   Comment by Ash  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I DL this program 1 hr ago and have been playing with it every since.
It is absolutely perfect--I was looking for a program for sheet music for our grand daughters to play the violin and clarinet for the family Christmas.
thank you so much....
off to playin more..I just wanted everyone to know
it's great

Reply   |   Comment by grammapecos  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Unzip, Activate then Install - exactly according to their instructions. Tried this twice and the program hangs on the splash screen using XP Home, SP3. I've uninstalled it an will not try it again. Too many others have had the same problem. This is the worst problem I've had with any software from GAOTD that I've tried.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Ran WinDiff on the registry before and after the install. NO change. Does the registration program even work??

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

DLed, unZIPped on 32-bit Vista. Right-clicked each of Activate and Setup and went to Properties. Near the bottom of the main tab is a clearable warning that "this file came from another computer and ...".
Clear that warning, Save, and close the Properties window.

Did that for *each* of Activate and Setup. The ran Activate "as Administrator", followed by Setup *also* "as Administrator". Finally, running the program itself also "as Administrator" it came up showing itself properly registered to GaOTD, with no visible serial number,
and with no visible time limitations.

UI as inscrutable as May's v. 3.532. Only time will tell whether this will turn out to become usable for me (for compositing musical notation, by hand, to represent the music I hear "in my head").

Reply   |   Comment by TLVP  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

#69: That's because you're using Windows ME, the notoriously worst operating system ever put out by Microsoft.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt B  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

#64 Couldn't agree more!
#35 Seems your musician friend is quite critical without much reason.
I am a professional musician myself and I say, NICE WORK! Although this program is somewhat limited when compared with "professional" music programs, it's not just a play-toy either.

Apparently it's been "specially created for folks who are learning music, but professional musicians can use it as well."
Quite accurate, I reckon.
For FREE, who's gonna complain?


And even for the above price, THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

Very cool design. Seems like it will be very practical once you get used to it...

Reply   |   Comment by Leigh  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

What one other person mentioned about registration, is true. If you go to "Help" then to "About" you will see it is already registered.
Moni' San Diego

Reply   |   Comment by Moni'  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

Uploaded and installed OK works with my XP SP3 fine,
Doesn't like multiple screens (I have three) unless you drag it to main screen and tell nvidia to always open there

Reply   |   Comment by greg  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

Does not install under Vista! Says "invalid data".

Reply   |   Comment by debaumann  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Wonderful program! I love it! I am assuming that the registration does work, it just doesn't show the serial # so we can't re-use it?? BUT it didn't put anything in my registry! Maybe it doesn't actually USE a registry code? That doesn't seem to make sense. Unless it's actually a demo/trial. Thanks GOTD & DG Software! :)

WHY isn't someone answering these questions?
BUBBY?? ^

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

I just downloaded the trial last night and now it's here... Great Program. I installed it on Vista 64-bit with no problem. Hooked it up to my Midi keyboard and it works great. I can play Midi files on my keyboard too.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric F  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

I have not been able to get the registration key for this software, it is not in the 'read me file' - and it does not appear on the GAOTD activation box, help??

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

DUH!!!!!
Yes mine is fuly registered through GAOTD ...Thank you.
Guess we have all got too used to putting in Serial #'s to deal with this, it is to easy :)
If you try the components that are for fully registered users and if you followed the order in the Read me file when you installed the program you will find they all work. Well they did for me.
Thank you # 68

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

for everyone who is confused about the registration:
this is a BASIC version that can be upgraded to the classic or maestro versions on the website, both of which offer more functionality than what is provided in the download. that is why there is the buy now button and no serial number. if you upgrade it will go away, but only if you buy the maestro version, which might be worth it if you are a serious composer. but for most of us, dont look a gift horse in the mouth. it is better to get it free than to spend $30 on a program that you may not even like.

Reply   |   Comment by jjgags  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

1st time commenter but many time downloader. I downloaded this for my daughter. She is into music though not learned how to read it yet. This should hold her over until I get her some lessons.

Reply   |   Comment by NC Conch  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

I went to the proram web site and contacted them by e-mail telling them about the problem that we all having registering it and below is a copy of the automated reply I received. I will let you know if I hear anything further from them.
By the way # 35 Yes I can read and write music, (not a friend of one), and no not to well hence why I love this program, Note I did say I would recommend this to a "learner".
Jan

"Thank you for contacting DGSoftware. This is an automated response to
confirm the receipt of your e-mail "Re Serial Number".

Thank you for contacting DGSoftware. This is an automated response to
confirm the receipt of your e-mail.

We received your message and you should expect a response within 1
business day. We try to answer all e-mails in the most timely manner
possible. In the mean time, please feel free to check the Help and
Support section of your program panel for possible assistance with your
questions. Thank you."

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

This is a good program, but I think I'll stick with my copy of Finale 2003.

Reply   |   Comment by RadicalOne  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Like Fred (comment #5), I downloaded this program when it was previously offered in May (although my version says it is version 5.342), and I like the program. I went to the web site given

{{http://www.musicaleditor.com/magicscore-school-sheet-music-software-5.html}}

but couldn't find a list of changes anywhere. (I suppose I could have overlooked it.) Does anyone know what the differences are between the version offered in May and this one so I can know for sure if it's worth upgrading today?


And thanks to GOTD for all of the great programs you make available!

Reply   |   Comment by Ronn Blankenship  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

As a user of Finale 2007, I find this is a good free alternative for someone who needs an inexpensive notation program. It lacks many of the options of the full Finale program but is certainly good enough to compose or arrange songs or tunes that can be fairly complex.
I find the view not as pleasing as any of the Finale programs or Sibelius either.
If you're not a professional with specific needs, it's a great little program that does the basics.
Finale Notepad used to be free but the 2009 version goes for $9.95. IT's comparable in features but the view is more pleasing and the files are compatible with Finale PRo.
But this little program is worth downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

I followed the instructions in the readme file and the program opens but it gives me a nag about buying it. So I rerun activation. No nag but when I look at the registration it says it's a trial and I need to buy it and there's no serial.

SOMEBODY FIX THE REG ISSUE PLEASE!

I really want to use this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Betty  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Genius! GAOTD this is the kind of program that is worth having on board. I mean, I impressed a classical concert pianist with it who just happened to be visiting. He rushed off back home to download it in time! GAOTD in action you might say.

Malc. Berlin

Reply   |   Comment by Malc Dow  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Looks like an interesting program. The virtual piano is a plus.

DAY 2 ..... NO FUBAR.... I DON'T LIKE IT !!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

I love music, but can only play chords on my guitar. This will be fantastic software to help me learn more about actual notes and compose some of my songs into regular piano music. Thanks GOTD!!!

Reply   |   Comment by momommius  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Way cool software. Must use Activation from zip file had to install and reinstall. Has a synthesizer...cool now only need Midi cables for my keyboard and I am in business. DO NOT right click on examples program freezes and you get a violation box that appears.

Reply   |   Comment by dana  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

I've tried it on WindowsME. It's so damn buggy and crashes. I really would have liked to test/use it. But the instability is just a thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

I noticed two things on my XP Pro system.
1. After installing as instructed in the readme file, the program opens with the splash screen and a small window which asks how you want to start up. The program itself opened on my second monitor, which was turned off. Of course, I didn't find it until I turned on the other monitor.
2. If you check the ABOUT selection under the help menu, it says it is registered to GAOTD. No need to use the REGISTER selection.

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

This is an upgrade of an earlier offer. I will pass on the upgrade and stick with the original offering. You choose what you want to do for your computer. I want to focus on the upcoming games for the weekend. You heard it here first. I predict it will be two days of game repeats. Again........... Maybe Merscom. I love Merscom games. I have many from here but I would not like to see repeats. I am sure I am not alone in these thoughts. Make me wrong GGAOTD team. Offer us something new.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Like many others who have previously posted, I have installed, following the instructions in the readme file. #36, it still appears that it is NOT registered and asks me to buy. Please, can someone from GAOTD respond to this inquiry? Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by blj  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

#9, I think it is trailware. I can't find a serial number to register either.

It says in the License Agreement:

"2. Anyone may use this software during with limit in 30 records.
If you wish to use all MagicScore features without limitation,
you MUST register."

"5. To register you must complete the registration form and send it,
with registration fee, to one of the authorized registration
sites, see REG_SITE.TXT."

So, it looks to me that it is a trial and you can use it 30 times.
(The wording in # 2 seems a bit vague.)

Reply   |   Comment by la  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

I love it! Thanks so so much!
To # 35m what are you talking about?
I am a vocalist, majored in voice, have taken
piano classes. This is a great tool for notating
my own arrangments on my PC and printing them out.
Since you are not a musician, nor interested in learning,
just a friend of one
you cannot very well make an evaluation of the software
Duh!

Reply   |   Comment by Lil  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

is this the same one you guys gave away a few months ago????

Reply   |   Comment by PS3 FANBOY  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I don't know why my earlier post is not here.

The basic question is this - Do we have a proper download where we have a username and password or is this just a demo? Can somebody please confirm now??!!

Reply   |   Comment by tekky tiger  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

I've downloaded the last time it was offered. Great program for both music hobbyist and people who just want to experiment and play around with this type of program. I have no idea how it compares with a professional program though.

Reply   |   Comment by crd  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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