Mozart 7 was released in April 2003. It introduced the following new features.
Guitar chord symbols
Explicit bass notes may now be included in chord names - eg G7/B or G7/A - and are respected on play-back. The
indicated bass note may be part of the chord or not.
Chord shape diagrams are now supported for guitar.
An extensive guitar chord shape dictionary is included.
Custom chord shapes, which are not in the main dictionary, may be defined and stored in an integrated custom dictionary.
Accidentals are no longer compulsory on notes at
a different octave from one which has appeared earlier in the bar,
but courtesy accidentals are suggested in this case.
Key signatures and transposition
Key signature changes may now be optionally introduced (with a single command) without changing the pitch of existing music following the change.
This allows, for example, traditional french horn, and other modern,
parts notated in C-major with accidentals in the music.
It also allows convenient post-processing of MIDI imports where the MIDI file has neglected to
include key signature information.
Multiple bars rest
The length of multiple bars rest symbol is now
much more flexible. You can now get any number of bars rest on one line.
A multiple bars rest can now be added in pieces
with more than one strand, as long as all parallel strands have rests.
There are no longer non-printing control items
indicating the beginning and end of a multiple bars rest, making the screen view even
NIFF import and scanning music
Import of NIFF files (Notation Interchange File Format) is now supported. NIFF is a standard file type
which (unlike MIDI) stores notation formatting information.
Import of scanned-in music is thus now possible from any third party music scanning software (such as the SharpEye scanner at
http://www.visiv.co.uk ) which can output in the standard NIFF format. (Like MOZART, some scanning
programs offer freely downloadable evaluation versions.)
The two 5-line staves which constitute a "grand staff" in (eg) piano parts are now much more tightly interconnected.
Quavers (8th notes) and shorter may be beamed in runs from one stave to the other.
Note stems may join notes on the two staves.
Five more clefs, used in music up to the 18th
century, are now available (making 9 in all plus octave variants).
Tremolo notation is now fully supported.
Two bar repeat signs are now fully supported
Glissando markings are now supported.
The font used for rehearsal marks is now fully
A new "minimal" font size has been introduced as
an option on the the screen allowing a better overview - for example during play-back.
8va and 8vb are now supported and respected on play-back.
The trill speed can now be selected for MIDI play-back of trills and mordents.
The play-back duration of a single acciaccatura is now user-selectable.
Play-back in a repeated section can now be sounded on the second time only
Play-back now respects piano pedal markings.
Play-back of a swung piece may now include sections played straight
Play-back can now be directed to a given MIDI device from within MOZART's global preferences, rather than having to do it via the control panel.
Chord shapes play back in the inversion defined by the fingerboard diagram.
Drag and drop is introduced for importable formats (eg .mid).
Graphic images of your music may now be saved directly as files (in a wide variety of formats).
Copying screen images to the clipboard may now be done much more easily without including the false colours and unprintable characters usually used in the screen itself.
There is much more control over bitmap resolution when copying images to the clipboard, making it much easier to incorporate pages or
snippets of music into word processor documents.
The PrintSetup and PageFormat commands are improved making it much simpler to choose a different printer or switch between Portrait and Landscape formats.
The status bar now shows the current part and stave name.
There are separate commands which send the caret to the next/previous note and the next/previous note or rest.