The GuitarSharp software has been written by guitar enthusiasts like you. Whether you have minimal or significant knowledge of music notation, GuitarSharp simplifies the notating of music to be as similar as using a word processor for transcribing music. The music editor is simple and friendly to use. By using a Drag and Drop interface, even complete novices can create music based on what they see or visualise, and advanced users are able to use the keyword if they prefer.
The auto-formatting the editor performs during music entry means that even young children can become engrossed in composing music without the feeling of being impeded by strict rules imposed by the software. Don't be under the illusion that the simplicity of the editor means it's for children only though, this editor has all the functionality of music software many times the price. The computer keyboard can also be used if required, for a quicker way of inputting music. It can be quite mesmerising to watch music being transcribed this way.
The flexibility of the music editor means you are free to replace Notes with Rests, or insert Notes that maybe you missed. Like when using a word processor to write a letter, you are bound to make spelling mistakes or miss out words, so composing music should be no different. You aren't tied by rules that say Notes cannot be removed, or Notes can't be inserted, or that Notes have to be replaced with Rests in the way that many other music editors do. The GuitarSharp music editor gives you complete freedom to edit your music how you like and it will format it for you while you edit.
The music editor fully supports Chords and GuitarSharp comes with a full range of Guitar Chords in its Chord Library, which can also be extended by users. The editor also allows Chords to be notated with Chord Diagrams above them, and other adornments like lyrics, text and markers are available. There is a wide range of articulations which can be added to music, like Hammer On, Pull Offs, Slides and Vibrato.
GuitarSharp also supports MIDI Input and Output devices. If you have a compatible MIDI device, music can be outputted directly into it to produce a wide range of sounds. MIDI guitars can be used to directly transcribe the played fret and string directly onto the staves. Alternatively, just clicking on frets on the virtual fretboard to can be used to input the played notes instead.