.NOT File Extension

2 file types use the .not file extension.

Notation File

Developer Notation Software
4.0  |  9 Votes

What is a NOT file?

Musical score that contains MIDI performance data and notation data; saved in a proprietary format that may be opened with Notation Software programs, including Musician and Composer; can be exported to a more standard format such as .MID or .KAR after being opened.

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NOT files can also be used as song templates by saving them in the \Program Files\Notation\Template directory.

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Programs that open NOT files


Finale Note File

Developer MakeMusic
2.8  |  5 Votes

A NOT file may also be a note file created by MakeMusic Finale, a professional scorewriter. It contains MIDI information recorded in Finale's Transcription window. Current versions of Finale do not create or use NOT files.

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Prior to Finale 2014, the program included a Transcription Mode that allowed composers to record live keyboard performances. These performances appeared as graphics within the Transcription Mode window.

Optionally, composers could save a recorded performance as a NOT file. This allowed them to load the performance in Transcription Mode at a later time if needed.

How to open a NOT file

In Finale 2012 and earlier versions, you can open NOT files with the HyperScribe tool's Transcription Mode. To do so:

  1. Select the HyperScribe tool and choose Transcription Mode.
  2. Click a music measure.
  3. Select File → Open and double-click the NOT file you'd like to open.

Programs that open NOT files


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