Dorico 4.3 is out with more powerful controls in the Key Editor and a robust system for automatically generating notes on staves from chord symbols. There’s also improvements in the areas of engraving, note input, and editing, and the iPad version is updated, too.
PlayScore 2 adds text, lyrics, guitar chords, and more
The most recent updates to PlayScore 2 support lyrics, guitar chords, and multi-measure rests. A count-in feature, better rehearsal instrument support, and more improvements are also included. Plus, a preview of what’s to come.
Finale version 27.2 adds new jazz template, native Apple silicon support
Finale version 27.2 runs natively on Apple silicon Macs for the first time. All default documents and document styles in v27.2 are now SMuFL-based, and, in a welcome surprise, there is a fully revamped SMuFL-compliant jazz default file and document style.
Cooperating with chords in Finale
A complete video tutorial series on everything to do with chord symbols in Finale. Manual input, MIDI input, staff analysis, chord definition, alternate and capo chords, suffix editing, fretboards, positioning, styles, document options, and playback — it’s all here!
Customize chord symbol suffixes in Sibelius
If you have found yourself stymied in your quest for the One True Way when customizing your chord symbol suffixes in Sibelius, we can help. Chord symbols are highly customizable — you just need to know where to look and understand how it works.
MusFrets, a font for chord diagrams
From the creator of MusGlyphs and MusAnalysis comes MusFrets — a text font that allows the user to type guitar chord diagrams into a word processor or other software.
Adventures in figured bass with Dorico 3.5, part 1
Intelligent figured bass is one of the new features in Dorico 3.5, and that’s no empty boast. Dorico’s insistence on understanding the meaning of music symbols provides some very powerful capabilities. Let’s dive right in with a real-world task: adding figures to a Bach chorale.
An interview with Nor Eddine Bahha, musician and font designer
We interview jazz pianist, educator, author, and musicologist Nor Eddine Bahha, whose passion for typography led to the creation of his music and text fonts, available at Notation Central.
StaffPad wows with long-awaited iPad release and new free StaffPad Reader
StaffPad, the music composition app that uses handwriting recognition as the means of music entry, has been released for iPad and completely rebuilt for Windows, with a bevy of new features, improvements, and add-ons compared to the previous version. In addition, there is a new free digital music stand app for performers, called StaffPad Reader, providing a synced performance experience across multiple tablets.
NAMM 2020: Dorico 3.1 is out with condensing changes, lines, and much more
Dorico 3.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces condensing changes, lines, bracketed noteheads, a new dynamics lane for playback, local chord symbols, Hi-DPI support on Windows, user-defined chord shapes, and loads more.