Dear Lovers of Carnatic Music,
I have been looking for a software that will help me to notate a Carnatic Melody. I wanted a playback of what I notate so that I could check the tune.In my search I found that most of the software, if not all, were in English Alphabets and looked like a cluster.
At last, I turned back to Finale. Since Finale has a very good support for Lyrics in native languages and Since Carnatic Noation is basically just a Text Input, I could input the Carnatic Notation. But for the playback facility in Finlae, I would not have been able to notate and for a time,
With the Finale Notation as a guide, I, then, used a Text Editor for Notating the Carnatic Tunes. However, I thought, if Finale has the facility to hide the staff system, I could just use Finale itself as a text editor. Finale has features to rearrange the lines just at the stroke of a key and has many other such facilities and various layout features.
Thanks to the guidance of the Finale Support Team, I have found that Finale has already the solution for Carnatic Notation. Finale has 21 staff styles to choose from and I used the 16th staff style viz. LYRICS AND CHORDS ONLY view and the result is awesome.
Kindly see the attachments and if many opine that Finale can be a great tool for Carnatic Notation, we could request the Finale Software Team to take the software a little farther to make it a full fledged Carnatic Notation Software. Please give your mind.
If you have found better solutions with Finale, please let me know.
United in music,
P.S. I use Windows 8.1 OS and Finale 2014