Unleash your inner Mozart with Noteflight

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Back in the day, any of the great composers—Bach, Haydn, Brahms, and the rest—had to suffer for their art. We're not just talking about the agony of a Beethoven composing while deaf, or even of Robert Schumann jumping into the Rhine in a suicide attempt. They all had to take pen to paper to record their musical masterpieces. From the looks of some of the autograph manuscripts that many of these guys produced, it's a wonder that their compositions were ever played, as they didn't all have the best penmanship imaginable.

If these guys had been around today, they could have tried Noteflight. This online tool lets you compose and play back your work, and do so in such a way that you can actually read what you've written. You run it from within your browser, so there's nothing to download. Your pieces are all stored on their servers, so you never run the risk of losing your work.

You use your mouse to enter notes and rests for as many different musical lines as you need. It's easy to add accidentals, change time- and key signatures, or to even transpose whole pieces. It's all pretty slick.

Noteflight is a free service. Once you register, you'll be able to access their Flash-based tool, which should run in most recent web browsers.

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