No infelicities found yet, but here's a list of new features
- ‘Slash’ note-heads are now available (in two
slightly different styles).
- Note heads may now
be put in parentheses (in addition to the existing
option of putting courtesy accidentals in parentheses).
- The laisser vibrer symbol (a ‘tie to nowhere’) is
- An optional continuation symbol is
introduced for system breaks occurring in the middle of
- Optional continuation symbols have been
introduced for where the number of staves shown on a
system differs from the previous system.
- There is a
greater degree of support for Accordion music, including
a choice of 32 register (coupler) symbols.
- Note stems
may be hidden (for specialist purposes).
- A greater
selection of styles is available for 8va and other
brackets over/under the music.
numbers may be placed above or below and by the bar-line
or centred on the bar.
- The position of individual bar
numbers may be fine-tuned to avoid collisions.
position of ‘redirections’ (DS, DC, Fine, Coda,…) may be
fine-tuned to avoid collisions.
- Rendering of multiple
bars rest is improved.
- The background colour (‘paper
colour’) for the representation of the music on the
screen is now user-definable.
- The caesura (break //)
now plays back (with adjustable duration).
- Pieces may
now be marked with one of the modes: Major, Minor,
Dorian Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Ionian, Aeolian, or
Locrian (or left unmarked as before).
- A new, quicker mechanism, is introduced
for entering triplets and other tuplets when typing in
- An item (such as text or dynamics), having
been entered in one part, may now be copied to all
parallel parts, or to a selection of parallel parts,
with a single command.
- Individual items (such as text
and dynamics) may now be copied and pasted.
commands specific to items including dynamics and
sforzandi have been introduced. These allow one to
select a block and remove, for example, all dynamics
from it, leaving other items unaffected.
beaming of groups of notes (including breaking inner
beams) has improved.
- On starting a new piece (by any
of the three available methods) you can choose the
‘classic’ or ‘jazz’ music font.
- The procedure for
extracting musicians’ parts from a score has been
refined and improved.
- All musicians parts may be
extracted with a single command.
- Text font styles are
now separated into two sets: one for text in the music
(expressions, directions,…) and one for on the page
(title, headers, footers,..). These scale with the music
and the page size respectively.
- Text font styles for
the music now include standard (but user-definable)
styles for expression markings, instructions, and tempi
(as discussed by Elaine Gould in ‘Behind bars’).
Many operations which previously required one to show
the virtual conductor stave, may now be effected
transparently, without actually showing it.
hidden staves are shown for editing, the screen page
image expands to allow this to be done smoothly.
Export of abc files is improved.
- Mozart now has ‘page
layout files (.mzlayout) in addition to score template
files (.mzt). Score templates continue to be available
for creating a new piece, and contain both score
structure and page layout information. Page layout files
contain only page layout information, and are used, for
example, when extracting parts from a score. A page
layout may also be imposed from a .mzlayout file on to
an existing piece.
- A page layout may also be imposed
from a .mzlayout file on to an existing piece.
overview of text boxes has improved.
- There is a new
‘Help’ category tab replacing the drop-down list of
- The mouse-wheel action when the
Ctrl key is pressed has been adjusted to conform to its
behaviour in Microsoft’s applications.
- A new
tablature command is available to move a note from one
string to another, automatically adjusting the fret in
order to preserve the pitch.