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FORTE 8 comes on November 28th!

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Look forward to these new features…

Miriam will introduce you to two of the new features in our video:
FORTE 8 allows you to write fingering.
The intergrated tuner helps you with tuning your stringed instrument.

Writing Fingerings
Many piano teachers wrote to us: They wanted the ability to write fingerings for their students. With FORTE 8, you can prepare your etudes better and you'll master difficult passages faster: Enter your fingering directly into the score. Edit the elements to match your playing and reading habits.


A tuner? A tuner!
FORTE 8 comes with an integrated tuner. You'll find the right tune easily. Sit comfortably at your desk and tune your stringed instrument. You can also play along to your pc and read the music from the screen.


So what do you think about these new features?
Do you need to write fingering often? Let us know!
We’re looking forward to your comments or messages.


  1. Albert Loo - November 17, 2016 Reply

    How about importing IReal Pro chord charts, for further notation editing ?

    • FORTE Admin - November 29, 2016 Reply

      Dear Albert,

      the problem is that FORTE needs notes to display chords above or below the stave.


  2. IanBP - November 17, 2016 Reply

    Thank you for the updates.
    I think they’re an excellent addition to this site to help expand knowledge and expressive musicality.
    IanBP. New Zealand

  3. Quentin Meek - November 17, 2016 Reply

    The new v8 features are not too interesting for me, I’m a drum teacher. I’m hoping that the various bugs I have identified will be fixed in v8

  4. Claude GRIMAUD - November 17, 2016 Reply

    Forte 7 ou Forte 8 m’intéressaient mais uniquement en version française.

    I use Forte Standard in a french version.

    Forte 7 ou Forte 8 would interest me but only with a french version !

    I tell you many times already. Thank you for tell me when it will be realised.

    • FORTE Admin - November 18, 2016 Reply

      Dear Claude,

      there are no information about any upcoming french version of FORTE at the moment.
      I’m sorry that I can’t offer you a better answer.


  5. Noel Gorman - November 17, 2016 Reply

    Hi, The upgrades look good. As I play the Banjo the Fingering would be a great asset. Can you add the banjo, 4 and 5 string, to the list of instruments?.

    Problem for you:- How do you place a break [pause] at the end of a line? The margin maker keeps taking over and prevents me placing it there. It works fine at any other bar but the end of line.


    • FORTE Admin - November 29, 2016 Reply

      Dear Noel,

      in FORTE Premium it is possible to create your own string instruments. Please write us an email at support@fortenotation.com and send us a screenshot of the problem with the rest at the end of a line.


  6. Judy Rankin - November 18, 2016 Reply

    Forte is an excellent program but has had a severe limitation for guitarists : notation in TAB can not go beyond the 12th fret. Has a the TAB notation feature been upgraded to 15 of 17 frets ? This would be most appreciated.

    • FORTE Admin - November 29, 2016 Reply

      Dear Judy,

      thank you very much for your feedback. I will forward your message to our development team.

      Best regards,

  7. Jennifer - November 18, 2016 Reply

    I love the ease of Forte 7! Being able to add fingering with just a click will be a wonderful update. I’m looking forward to the other 6 updates. I just hope that the overall layout and input will remain similar from Forte 7 to Forte 8.

    • FORTE Team - November 22, 2016 Reply

      Hi Jennifer,
      thank you for your feedback.
      Yes, the overall layout will remain similar. 🙂

  8. Rob Landes - November 18, 2016 Reply

    This all looks great. Looking forward to upgrading soon!
    Thanks for your excellent work, and your customer support.
    You’ve always been a great help to me when I’ve come to a stopping place!
    Thanks for all you do.

  9. Papu Gohain - November 20, 2016 Reply

    I m Excited to see Forte8 . What I feel is after applying SLURS, the sound remains same.
    1. some improvisation with slurs will definitely make a huge difference in the sound.

    2. Can we add more performance and directions?

    3. In Dynamics, P is much quiter, in this case how will PP or PPP sound?

    Overall volume of this software need little more loudness.

    But right now whatever help I am getting from Forte is very very helpful…

    • FORTE Admin - November 29, 2016 Reply

      Dear Papu,

      thank you very much for your feedback. FORTE does not support the interpretation of slurs, yet.
      If you have inserted dynamics you can set up the volume of each element. Simply double click on e.g. the “p” to enter the value of the velocity.

      Best regards,

  10. Tony Charlton - November 25, 2016 Reply

    Love the new features on Forte 8. Just a point about adding fingering. Woujld it be possible to add fingering to guitar chords? My students often ask me to add the fingering to the chords I prepare for them. I print out the chord charts for them then add the fingering details manually – easier if Forte could allow me to do it.
    Love your programme.

    • FORTE Team - November 28, 2016 Reply

      Hi Tony,

      thank you for your excellent question.
      I’m sorry, but at the moment this is not possible.
      We’ll see that this will be added in the future 🙂

      Kind regards,
      FORTE Team

  11. Mark Garrison - November 27, 2016 Reply

    I am a guitarist, glad to see the option to add fingerings and sting numbers to my scores.

  12. Matthew - November 27, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for adding the option of adding guitar fingerings! This among other things may just convince me to upgrade.

    One question: once the fingerings are added, are you able to change their position in the score? Every guitarist is a little different as to where they prefer to see fingering notations, so it’s important to be able to position them to preference.

    • FORTE Team - November 28, 2016 Reply

      Hi Matthew,

      thank you for your question! Yes, you can change the positioning of the guitar fingerings according to your preferences.
      In the context menu, you can decide for a general “above” or “below” the note for each fingering you added.
      And as with any element, mark it and press ctrl+the arrow keys to move the position.

      Kind regards,
      FORTE Team

  13. Don L - November 30, 2016 Reply

    Has the scanning of sheet music improved in version 8?

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