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Drill Writing Software

Post by JenKozy » Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:22 pm

Hey all. Just wondering if any one has any suggestions on a type of drill writing software that is out there. Can't afford anyone to write it for me, and I REALLY hate writing drill. Would like to have the computer do most of the work for me. Any suggestions?
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Post by Schimmy » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:45 am

My band uses Pyware. It is rather expensive but the students are able to view their own drill. All that you have to do is download the viewer then make your data available to the students so that they can view it. Pyware would like you to use thier site for this ability but you don't have to do it.

The software is good but it will not write the drill for you. You still have to come up with the ideas. You will also find that writing the drill using the software will be harder than writing it by hand the first couple of times you do it. Once you figure it out though it will make life a lot nicer. The best reason to use software though is rewrites. Doing a rewrite on the computer is much easier than doing by hand.

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Post by trudrum » Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:25 am

if you go onto ebay and type in marching software, you bring up this big list of the same one. it seems like it would be a good one. but i havent tried it yet. cheap very cheap for the things it does
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Post by MusicCoach » Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:34 am



trudrum
if you go onto ebay and type in marching software, you bring up this big list of the same one. it seems like it would be a good one. but i havent tried it yet. cheap very cheap for the things it does



The Drill Software that ebay has is call: Field Artist. Iits a inexpensive software its good for beginners and etc. But its hard to get used to it.



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Post by trudrum » Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:48 pm

Well. Its cheap and something to start on. Better then pen and pad.
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Post by MusicCoach » Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:11 pm



trudrum
Well. Its cheap and something to start on. Better then pen and pad.



I totally agree. Its better then pen and paper!




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