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.not File Extension

Developer: Notation Software
File type: Notation File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .not. Files with the file extension .not can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .not files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .not file?

The NOT file extension is also known as the Notation File or Notesoft file which was developed by Notation Software. The Notation software includes musical or notated score integrated with original MIDI data. It is capable of holding more information for the user’s music sheet, like annotations and other performance markings. It contains MIDI performance data and notation data. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is an industry standard for passing musical performance information among electronic musical instruments and computers. The NOT file format can be old but not obsolete format. It is saved in a proprietary format that may be opened with Notation Software programs, including Musician and Composer. It can be exported to a more standard format such as .mid or .kar after being opened. NOT files can also be used as song templates by saving them in the \Program Files\Notation\Template directory. Users can also change the key signature, clef, instrument transposition, or device/channel/patch assignment for permanency. Files in NOT format can be opened with Notation Musician and Notation Composer in Microsoft Windows platforms.

how to open a .not file?

Launch a .not file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .not file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .not files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .not file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .not file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .not file association errors

applications that open a .not file

Notation Musician

Notation Musician

The Notation Musician is software developed by Notation software. This software allows users to download any MIDI files among the thousands easily from the Internet and then easily turn them into sheet music. The Notation Musician also has features allowing users to add song lyrics to the sheet music they created. It even features a wide selection of musical instruments that the users can choose to apply to their sheet music composition. Notation Musician also comprises of a wizard known as Part Wizard and this wizard allows users to create chord charts, fake sheets and piano reductions. With this software, composers can easily compose music and share them to others without having to hire a live band to put music accompaniment. All the sheet music that users can create using the Notation Musician can also be printed. This software may be similar to Notation Composer but it is different in a way in terms of adjustments that can only be made using the Notation Composer.
Notation Composer

Notation Composer

Notation Composer was developed by Notation software and it is software used to create and compose music. The software can do just about a lot of things such as turning MIDI files into sheet music, arranging music, changing the pitches of notes, adding notes, measures, lyrics, entering titles as well as other functions that allow users to create their own sheet music for personal use or to share with others. This software features all the tools needed to create a perfectly arranged sheet music and since this software also features a simple Quick Start Tutorial, users won’t have a hard time creating their own compositions electronically. Notation Composer also features a mixer and this feature allows users to select just the instruments the users like to mix with his or her composition. Copying lyrics to a composition is also possible and easier with the use of this software because of its feature that allows the words in a song to match with the notes that correspond to it.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .not files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .not. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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