I use a computer program called "Sibelius" which notates things for you. You have a virtual sheet of manuscript paper and you write the music in using the mouse. Sibelius is great because it has loads of different instrument sounds and you can work with just your laptop and headphones. You write a line, press play, and you can hear it immediately. You don’t have to be Mozart, storing it all up in your head.

The independant, July 15 2005