So I discovered this German company that produces some cool music software. I first found Scanscore (I have another post on that), which lets you scan in music which is cool for creating more parts for pieces that I already have. They also have a notation software called Forte which is comparable to Final imo. The latest one I've found is Bandora ( which is MIDI like band-in-a-box. While the first two have limited applicability for mandolin since most players I know read tab and not notation, I think Bandora might be good. How would you all recommend getting started making music with MIDI?