New in Mozart 6
Mozart 6 was released in October 2001.
It introduced the following new features.
Please note: the music images on this page were created with Mozart 6. The quality of engraving provided by the current version is much improved in many respects.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- New features including chord symbols,
unpitched percussion, grace notes (including appoggiatura) all have full play-back
- Parts or sections of parts can be marked as silent on playback.
- 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).