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October 2, 2017

Free Sheet Music

Celebrate with us! Today we celebrate the date of the German reunification of 1990. We’re happy and we want you to join in! So here’s some free sheet music for you: Joseph Haydn, String Quartet and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Please note: The sheet music is optimized for FORTE 8. If you don’t […]

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How do I change the sound within a system or stave (program changes)?
August 18, 2017

How do I change the sound within a system or stave (program changes)?

Can I use “Program Changes” with FORTE? Good news: Yes, you can add program changes to FORTE! First of all, please check that “Use VST” is activated. You’ll find this button within the main menu “Playback”, tab “VST”. Now, for the sound or program changes: 1. Back to your score, press “ctrl+1”. Double-click the desired […]

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Three Steps to MIDI Recording with FORTE
August 4, 2017

Three Steps to MIDI Recording with FORTE

FORTE fans often reach out to us with lots of questions about MIDI recording.They wonder about the settings of their instrument.They ask us about the buttons and settings of FORTE. Let us help you out there, guys. This article, complete with more than 10 illustrations and 2 videos, will guide you through 3 steps to […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about FORTE (FAQ)
July 20, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions about FORTE (FAQ)

FAQ: Overview How much is an update / upgrade?Do I have to purchase a new FORTE every year?Just how much is FORTE?Which FORTE edition is the right one for me?Should I buy the download or the box?I’ve bought FORTE, but it does not accept my license key!How long can I use the trial version?Can I […]

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How to write and edit fingering
June 23, 2017

How to write and edit fingering

“How can I make the font of the fingering bigger?At the moment, I cannot read these numbers. Changing the text settings in the layout options didn’t do anything…” Mark S. – FORTE User Fingering is meant to help you (or your students) navigate your sheet music. Naturally, you want your navigation to be easy for […]

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Tutorial: How to write pickup measures
June 2, 2017

Tutorial: How to write pickup measures

Pickup Measures in 3 Minutes! In this video we will show you how to write pickup measures within your score and everything else you need to know about pickups. When setting up your score using the score wizard, you can add the pickup at the beginning of the score. Generally, the last measure has to […]

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Free Sheet Music: Let’s celebrate Europe!
May 11, 2017

Free Sheet Music: Let’s celebrate Europe!

Let’s be merry and celebrate! With the French election passed, we’re looking to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. For over 60 years this event has shown the uniting and festive power of music beyond nations. The Eurovision’s fanfare is world-famous.

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Happy Easter Holidays!
April 12, 2017

Happy Easter Holidays!

Here’s our pop quiz for you… 12 tough questions for your musical genius. There’s always one correct answer.

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More Voices, More Fun: Music Notation for Choir and Pianos
March 24, 2017

More Voices, More Fun: Music Notation for Choir and Pianos

How to notate different note values on the same beat without losing track. Susan wrote to us: “I’m having trouble in the base clef: I have inserted a whole note. Now I want to add quarter notes to the same bar. But FORTE jumps automatically to the next bar. Or I get the “NO”-sign. What […]

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How to work with MusicXML files in three steps
March 3, 2017

How to work with MusicXML files in three steps

It’s all about your notes The internet offers lots of legal ways for optaining free sheet music. While most scores tend to have a good to great quality in their PDF format, they have a decisive disadvantage: you cannot edit, transpose or arrange them.You’d have to do some tiresome typing for each note to arrange […]

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