Needaham45 said:But speaking of topic shift, this started out as discussion of music software, and look where it ended up. .
I think its still relevant though since this guy, I assume anyway, isnt musically trained and when you are just starting out you might get put off by someone suggesting you go learn how to read and write music before you can start making music.
It also seems a rather strange thing to me, being able to write and read music wont really make much difference in this context anyway. Understanding basic 4 part harmony and basic orchestration will be far more usefull initially than understanding how to write music itself.