(Templates for a new document)
When selecting "File>New", you can select the
kind of musical document you want to create from amongst a list of
This template list is sorted by family or by
theme, to ease your search.
Little icons can appear after the template name.
Here is their meaning:
Templates are in fact regular Harmony-Melody files
(.MUS extension) stored in a special folder called Models,
at the application level.
A note: the template already contains notes, i.e. one or more
are provided with this template.
A drummer: the template already contains one or more complete drum
Creating user-defined templates:
It is easy to create user-defined templates for
Harmony-Melody. These new templates will appear in the list when
Create a new musical document you want to be used
as a template
Select "File>Export>Harmony-Melody Model"
Move to the Models folder, and if necessary
enter the subfolder you want your new template to be stored in
Give a name to your template file
A dialog window opens. You can define for your new
Its complete name, in the different
languages known by Harmony-Melody. If you do not know the translation
other languages, leave these fields blank.
Its priority, to sort templates belonging
to the same sub folder. If you want your template to appear at the top
the list, enter a high value. If you prefer it to appear at the bottom,
enter a low value.
A check box "Ask for key signature". When
this box is checked, a key signature for the piece will be requested
time a new musical document is created from this template. When
every new musical document uses the key signature defined in the
are invited to view the "How to create a document model (template). "
tutorial. ("Windows>Tutorials" menu in the program).
To make your template
files easier to use, try to follow these simple rules:
And do not forget, other users may be interested
in your templates. Mention them on http://www.myriad-online.com/bbs
or send them to
if you want them to be included in future versions of the software.
Give a comprehensive name to each staff
When creating a new staff, a name like "Staff
x" is chosen automatically. Rename your staves by using the
"Rename" option. Enter for example the name of the instrument playing
staff (Example: Piano 1 or SoloViolin).
Check the instrument related to each staff
Ensure that the sound used for this staff is
correct (contextual menu ,
"Edit related instrument" option). Avoid for example assigning a violin
sound to a staff called "Piano"...
Check your printing setup
Printing options for your template (margins,
indenting, etc.) have to be defined properly. Also check any staff
(brackets and braces in staff margins).
Reduce the number of bars
Delete empty bars at the end of a tune if not
strictly necessary (Edit>Bar>Delete). If the user of your
to add bars, he just has to insert notes after the last bar.
Do not forget to
tell us where in the template tree you want your file to be