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Free Sheet Music: “The Musical Offering”
January 19, 2018

Free Sheet Music: “The Musical Offering”

Frederick the Great and J.S. Bach and a musical dialogue On January 24th, 2018 Frederick II celebrates his 306th birthday. Now, that’s some information I might have missed easily, you think with a slight sarcastic nuance? Well, well, well… we have quite a story to tell about Frederick and Johann Sebastian. Without the music loving […]

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Music Notation for Choir and Pianos
January 5, 2018

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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Christmas Quiz!
December 18, 2017

Christmas Quiz!

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FORTE 9 – FAQ
November 27, 2017

FORTE 9 – FAQ

In the past couple of days, we received many questions about FORTE 9. Here are answers to some of the most frequent questions composers like you have asked: What’s new? FORTE 9 comes with more than 40 improvements. Read the news posts and watch the previews here on our blog. Is there a box edition? […]

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[Video] 40+ Reasons for FORTE 9
November 17, 2017

[Video] 40+ Reasons for FORTE 9

On Friday, November 24th, we will release FORTE 9! Many FORTE fans asked us about the new features and improvements of FORTE 9. They wondered whether there’s a concise list or overview. Thank you, guys, for this inspiring question! So, if you’re just as curious and excited about the new FORTE 9, watch the video […]

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[Video] FORTE 9 – Chromanotes and Playback Options
November 10, 2017

[Video] FORTE 9 – Chromanotes and Playback Options

Three New Features that You’ll Love We received many messages from teachers who asked us to help their students learning music notation faster and better. That’s why we added Chromanotes to FORTE 9. Furthermore, we’ll show you the new features of the virtual keyboard and your new playback options. You can now dock the Input […]

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[Video] FORTE 9 – This is the New Look!
November 3, 2017

[Video] FORTE 9 – This is the New Look!

New Design: Here’s the Video! Today, we’ll show you the first big news about FORTE 9: its new design. FORTE 9’s user interface was completely redesigned. It’s much lighter now and it’s close to the Windows and Office design that you’re used to. Core features, like the Input Palette and the Properties window, remain. Enough […]

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FORTE 9 is coming soon!
October 27, 2017

FORTE 9 is coming soon!

On November 24th we will launch FORTE 9! At the moment we are working on a new product design and a new user interface for FORTE 9. Have a look at our first FORTE 9 preview. The re-designed user interface with over 120 new icons makes FORTE a lot easier to use. In the next […]

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Free Sheet Music
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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