The Sanremo Festival 2020

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In these days the Sanremo festival is taking place, the historic Italian music competition of international importance. Although for many years I have seen the show this year I exempt myself from seeing it for many reasons. Among the main reasons there is certainly the scandal in the declarations (political) of Claudio Baglioni, the previous presenter, who took advantage of such an important stage to express an idea certainly in favor of immigration.

Obviously music is inclusion … instead politics is exclusion (by its nature and regardless of political color) so sharing these two things is out of reach for everyone … As if that were not enough last year many songs were excluded for reasons very delicate: such as that of pedophilia and songs were received that would have favored the record companies of some interested parties.

The Sanremo festival is certainly a much more elegant stage than the talent shows – which also have a lot of success in Italy, first of all xFactor – but in recent years it has lost a lot of decorum and above all of a musical level …

Despite everything, I only looked at a few clips and casually at the most interesting moment of the festival, that is when an international guest was present: Lewis Capaldi.

This year they called an infinite number of guests, in addition to the fact that the valleys and collaborators are many .. Nevertheless, Lewis Capaldi was the most relevant (musical) guest …

The best software for musical notation

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MUSESCORE

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Musescore is absolutely the best FREE program for writing music. It is only passed by FINALE – considered a professional level – but it is paid.

It allows for fast and easy note entry on a virtual note sheet. It has an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback of the score. MuseScore can import and export MusicXML and standard Midi files.

MuseScore is available in more than 40 languages and is rapidly becoming the leading free music notation software and often praised as a cost effective alternative for expensive software.

https://musescore.org/it/download

 

 

TUX GUITAR

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Simple and essential program that does its job perfectly. Originally created for Linux, it has the main tools.

Imports and exports gp3,gp4 and gp5 files

https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxguitar/

 

 

Frescobaldi

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Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.

Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
Music view with advanced Point & Click
Midi player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
Midi capturing to enter music
Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score

https://www.rosegardenmusic.com

 

 

FINALE

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This software being of professional level I recommend it to those who really require all the tools and functions, because obviously they are paid and it is not cheap …

Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.

https://www.finalemusic.com/free-trial/

70° FESTIVAL OF SANREMO 2020: AMADEUS will be the presenter!

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Amadeus (58 years) will present the festival of sanremo 2020

The next sanremo festival will be presented by AMADEUS which will replace CLAUDIO BAGLIONE. In truth, the 2019 edition was characterized by many controversies against the Italian presenter and historian singer Baglioni, for having taken political positions on the reception of migrants, who land on the Italian coast every day; Furthermore, Baglioni did not involve some singers who had presented songs with very deep themes such as pedophilia. The next festival (70°) will take place between 4 and 8 February 2020.

Amadeus won the competition with Cattalan which was one of the possible choices as a presenter at the musical Fesitval.

Instead, the names of the people who will collaborate with AMEDUS in the show are not yet known.