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New in Mozart 6

Mozart 6 was released in October 2001.
It introduced the following new features.

 
 

Lyrics

  • The Sun Whose Rays (exerpt) Rapid lyric entry with automatic alignment: just type the words under the music and let Mozart worry about aligning them with the notes. It is seriously fast!

     
  • Lyric hyphen and underbar placement is automatic, and allows for words sustained over two or more notes.

Percussion instruments of indefinite pitch

  • Percussion instruments of indefinite pitch are now very easy to use with very flexible play-back (using General MIDI assignments):   write a percussion part on a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 line stave with any instrument on any line or space.
     
  • Frankie and Johnnie p1 The percussion clef is shown on staves for indefinite pitch percussion parts.
     
  • The collection of percussion instruments used on any stave may be saved in Mozart percussion files (.mzp) for rapid redeployment in other pieces.
     
  • A typical drumkit .mzp file is included with Mozart's templates.

Chord symbols

  • Bill Bailey Chord symbols (G7 C#9 etc) are now supported.  They transpose automatically with the music, and play back if desired
     
  • Chord symbol styles are configurable - for example you may choose from C� or Cdim,  and from E+ or Eaug,  and there are many other commonly encountered options.

Ornaments

  • grace notes Grace notes are now available in arbitrarily large beamed groups, with adjustable play-back on or before the beat as desired.
     
  • arpeggiation Appoggiatura and Acciaccatura are both fully supported.
     
  • The chord arpeggiation symbol is now supported.

Line breaks

  • Hard line breaks can be used to force continuation of the music on a new line.
  • Hard music breaks can be used to force a restart of the music on a new line.

Annotation

  • Automatic bar numbering is now supported.   You can choose to number bars: at the start of each line;  every so many bars; or manually as in earlier versions.
     
  • Bar numbering may be started at any specified value for the first bar.
     
  • Rehearsal marks are now fully supported, and maintain their order automatically.
     
  • Header and footer text can now include automatic references to the title of the piece.

Bar lines and clefs

  • Extra bar lines can be inserted in a more flexible way - automatically splitting any long notes in parallel parts. 

  • Clef changes can be inserted in a more flexible way - automatically splitting any long notes in parallel parts on the same stave.

  • Descant recorder Clefs may now be automatically annotated with a subscript or superscript "8"
    where appropriate.

Greater editing flexibility

  • Time signatures are now editable anywhere in the music (both the initial time signature and time signature changes).
     
  • Inserting a passage of bars can now be done such that the new passage is in any time signature.
     
  • Individual beats of any length may be inserted and deleted moving subsequent music right or left relative to the bar lines.
     
  • Automatic timed back-ups are now made to protect against losing data in a system crash.

Play-back

  • New features including chord symbols, unpitched percussion, grace notes (including appoggiatura) all have full play-back support.
     
  • Parts or sections of parts can be marked as silent on playback.

Documentation

  • Did you ever wonder what an augmented 4th was but were too shy to ask?  The on-line help now includes a detailed explanation of this and all other musical intervals.
     
  • The on-line help now includes a detailed explanation of the naming of chords from C and G7 to (eg) D7+ and E11#9 and beyond.
     
  • The printed tutorial manual and on-line help documentation are now both available on the Mozart CD in PDF format (with the latest PDF reader from Adobe in case you need it).

 

 

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