.NOT File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .NOT file extension:

  1. Notation File
  2. Finale Note File

1. Notation File

Notation File
  • Developer Notation Software
  • Popularity
    4.6 (12 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

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.

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

Software's name License Platforms
Notation Composer Notation Composer Free Trial Windows
Notation Musician Notation Musician Free Trial Windows

Updated: June 4, 2013

2. Finale Note File

Finale Note File
  • Developer MakeMusic
  • Popularity
    2.7 (3 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

File created by Finale, a music notation application; contains MIDI information recorded from the "Transcription" window in Finale.

To create a NOT file:

  1. Select the HyperScribe tool and choose "Transcription Mode."
  2. Select a music measure, click "wait Till," and play your music piece.
  3. Select File → Save As..., name your file, choose the save location, and click OK.

To open a NOT file:

  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.

NOTE: Starting with the 2014 version, the NOT file is no longer supported by Finale.

Software's name License Platforms
MakeMusic Finale MakeMusic Finale Commercial MacWindows

Updated: March 17, 2014

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