Developer: Norman Schmidt

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 3.8 MB - Download


Rousseau is a melody notation program accessible to anyone (most useful for musicians) ! The seven-note keypad produces ordinary and numbered musical notation (nmn) that appears on screen to the sound of an Italian harpsichord. Buttons allow for playback, key and octave change, accidentals and formatting. A song from your iReal b collection (if installed) may be chosen as a template and then saved as an .irb file for easy import back into iReal b.

This form of numbered melody notation (nmn) was invented by Geneva-born philosopher and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) who first presented the project to the French Academy of Sciences in 1742. It is very similar to currently used Chinese simplified notation.


Release Notes:

Improved MusicXML export with added 1st and 2nd repeats.
Score background change.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3
Review by Proper Lady

Can'r save the tunes! - Can't save or esport the tunes I wite. Running OSx10.6.8 on a Macbook Pro. Love the way the data entry works, so straightforward... but I really DO want to be able to save my work!

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3
Review by palomnik

Very Primitive - The UI is kludgy and I can export a simple ABC file, but cannot import it back in! This might be a good app with some serious development.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people