I have a friend who composes simple songs for the new-thought center she attends. She has a midi keyboard and a Windows 7 laptop...I am getting a USB-MIDI dongle converter for it.
She wants software that can do 2 things:
1 - take the tune as she plays it on her midi keyboard and convert it to a file that can be recorder onto a CD that can be played on any music CD player - - - the FEWER steps involved the BETTER. She is not techie nor tech adventerous.
2 - take the tune as she plays it on her midi keyboard and display/save/print as sheet music so that lyrics can be added.
Freeware is preferred, but if spending some money is necessary for well-designed functionality, so be it.
Bells & whistles are not needed and may actually distract or confuse.
Suggestions and/or URLs , please?