Songtrix Silver offers to help newcomers and experienced musicians alike. With options to learn and create music, this program offers something to everyone.
Initially, we were overwhelmed by the various musical players, scales, and more that the program offers. Luckily, a series of short tutorials in the Help file gave every tool a clear role. Not being experienced musicians, we liked having the ability to choose a song from the collection and follow it note for note on a scale or on the screen's light-up keyboard. We felt that some prior understanding of notation would be necessary, but this gave us a good glimpse of how songs are put together. The program's music-writing feature proved to be just as educational and helpful. We could either play the onscreen keyboard, plug in a midi keyboard, or click and drag notes onto a scale to create and listen to our compositions. This is a great feature that appeals mostly to songwriters, but was also a great way for newcomers to learn music.
Songtrix Silver has a 10-use trial. The program leaves files and folders behind after uninstall. We highly recommend this program for musicians of any level.