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 Palette to the lower screen. Just move the palette towards the lower screen and drag it to one of the two icons. You now have access to a lot more keys on your virtual keyboard to write your music. But that‘s not all! If you’re in Select Mode, and don‘t have any note value selected, you can improvise melodies freely on the keyboard without having to notate them. This is helpful if you just want to try out a melody, or if you’re in the middle of a creative process.
FORTE 9 supports different styles for note names. It also allows you to display the names of the notes on the keys of the virtual keyboard!
If you want to write music, simply select the note value and enter the pitch using the virtual keyboard. And of course, you can use the mouse- or the computer keyboard method, just like you’re used to doing.
Another new FORTE 9 feature is “Chromanotes”, which allows you to change the notes’ colors according to a system. This is very helpful for beginners to learn and
understand music notation. FORTE 9 comes with new playback options. The keys of the virtual keyboard light up during the playback of your score. You can also select single notes or small passages
for fast and easy playback: Draw a box around your desired selection, and press the space bar to start playback.
If you want playback to start at a certain position, click the control key and keep it pressed down. Click the desired measure, and playback starts.
We‘ll show you more new features of the new FORTE 9 next week!
How did you like this preview? We’re looking forward to your comments!