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Harmony Assistant 9.8.1

Melody Assistant 7.8.1

April 2018

Harmony Assistant 9.8.1 / Melody Assistant 7.8.1 - April 26th, 2018

New features
  1. Possible to export .myr score files as a .zip archive. This prevents file corruption during transfers.
  2. Possible to open a mono or mult-file .zip archive, and extract any music file from it.
  3. To override the limit to only one slur starting or ending on each note, an unlimited number of "slur" ornaments can be added to any note, rest or clef
  4. Harmony Assistant, Accordion tablatures: possible to define the left hand notes (basses and chords) pressure time
  5. Harmony Assistant, Accordion tablatures: possible to disable the imposed push-pull direction by left hand when computing right hand


  1. Possible to define individual display scale of each dynamic, ottava or pedal symbol
  2. Moving any note in a group of notes tied together by slur symbols will now move the whole group
  3. Slur symbols used to tie notes together avoid the note dot if necessary
  4. Encore file import script has been sped up when the file isn't at the right format
  5. Accordion tablatures: cell number display in chord is now in ascending order
  6. Some operations could corrupt the current score display scale and position. These operations include:
    • Myrweb Export (Harmony Assistant)
    • MusicXML export (Harmony Assistant)
    • Multi-pages SVG export (Harmony Assistant)
    • Karaoke play mode
    • Forcing number of measures per line (Harmony Assistant)
    • Key signature change
    • Graphical export from print preview
    • Score printing
    • Chord grid printing (Harmony Assistant)
    • Lyrics printing
    • Street organ cards printing (Harmony Assistant)
    • Staff template display using MyrScript (Harmony Assistant)
  7. New default settings for score display. This only affects new scores
  8. MusicXML import: text alignment modes in lyrics are processed
  9. MusicXML import: vertical position of lyrics line is processed
  10. MusicXML import: consistency check between line number and precise position. This enables to properly import MusicXML files in which lyrics line numbers are incorrect.
  11. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML export: lyrics position has been fixed, they are now exported using two coordinate systems (line and absolute position) to ensure higher compatibility
  12.  Harmony Assistant, MyrScript: the function to quickly play a group of notes has been improved to manage non-interger semitone values, enabling to play quarter tones and commas
  13.  Harmony Assistant, MyrScript: Added "Rawtable.ToBase64(),
    RawTable.FromBase64(), Instrument.Duplicate()
  14. Linux version: main window size and position is now saved when exiting the application
  1. Fixed melisma display problem on line start
  2. Crash when loading some scores without staves or notes
  3. Fixed staff conversion to digital track (the audio was one octave too low)
  4. In "nwclike" keyboard layout, crash when hittng Ctrl + Backspace on an empty staff or when the cursor is before the first note
  5. Fixed a possible crash source at application start
  6. Fixed chord diagram display in the display settings window
  7. Fixed crash or vanishing icons when deactivating/reactivating Dock
  8. Fixed graphical offset between selection range display and its actual position on some text windows (e.g example sections in MyrScript manual)
  9. Possible crash when loading MP3 files that include Unicode ID3 tags
  10. Fixed MIDI output forcing when playing scores from the Jukebox
  11. Fixed problem when changing note duration in selection range, when the selection covers several staves, or a merged staff
  12. Fixed potential problem of user sound or Realsinger voice recording. This problem was especially noticeable on MacOS and Linux
  13. Channel number display in staves/instrument edit
  14. Changing fingering on a guitat tablature didn't recompute chord line diagrams
  15. Fixed default cell number in guitar tablature contextual menu
  16. Fixed chord diagram calculation from tablature fingering on high-pitched notes
  17. Implemented automatic cleaning of chord diagrams that have been automatically generated to match tablature
  18. Fixed problem (inconsistent string) when inserting a note on the standard staff of a priority tablature
  19. Fixed dynamics display scale problem in MusicXML import
  20. Myriad HQ: fixed crash when playing on a MyrSynth instrument that own less strings than the tablature (for instance, playing a 7-string lute score on a 6-strings guitar)
  21. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML export: MIDI channel numbers were wrong
  22. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML export: ppppp dynamics export
  23. Harmony Assistant: fixed beats graphical position in MusicXML
  24. Harmony Assistant: Myrweb export from a view other than general view corrupted the general view settings
  25. Harmony Assistant, MyrScript: Fixed problems in date/time management functions
  26. Harmony Assistant: In language other than French or English, the MUSL space file pannel didn't refresh well
  27. Windows: Moving notes in discontinuous selection briefly displayed green note stems in the document window upper left corner
  28. Linux: Problem in crash management, preventing the reports to be sent

Harmony Assistant 9.8.1c / Melody Assistant 7.8.1c - April 27th, 2018


  1. Wrong printing of "slur" ornaments on notes, rests and clefs
  2. Item inconsistencies in the "Save" settings panel
  3. Unexpected "GetShortPotard" alert box when closing some windows, for instance the crescendo/decrescendo dynamics edit box.
  4. Melody Assistant: problem on some GUI items in languages other than French

Harmony Assistant 9.8.1d / Melody Assistant 7.8.1d - May 18th, 2018

  1. Harmony Assistant: the script that shows note names has been completed with notation by degrees.
    Degrees in minor keys can be processed according to 3 modes: natural minor (aeolian), harmonic minor and melodic minor.


  1. When calculating the ideal position for slurs, they tried to avoid overlapping with "slur" ornaments, making uneasy to adjust them
  2. Added slur ornament in "Marks 2" (classic palette and Dock), and adjusted the MyrScript constants accordingly
  3. Better spacing between key and time signature when clef isn't displayed
  4. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of accordion tablature calculation when chords impose the push-pull direction.
  5. Harmony Assistant: Better positioning of key/time signatures in music fonts other than standard
  6. MyrSynth: Improvement in string determination

  1. Note duration selection in Edit > Action > Change duration"
  2. Arpeggio selection and dragging
  3. Fixed crash when a sung (actually, spoken) lyrics staff was played using a forced measure list
  4. Fixed crash in jukebox when playing or activating metronome
  5. Metronome before playback could be at the wrong speed when playback didn't start at the beginning of the score, and there were time signature changes
  6. Fixed arrow keys management in jukebox
  7. Fixed unwanted display of contextual help in font selector

Harmony Assistant 9.8.1e / Melody Assistant 7.8.1e - July 13th, 2018

  1. Windows / Linux: Added "Windows 10" interface theme (skin)


  1. Displaying PCT graphic objects: some text could be wrongly rendered on screen
  2. Digital track loading speed has been improved
  3. Harmony Assistant / SVG/EPS/PDF Export: better character outlines for some fonts (e.g. Times.dfont)
  4. Harmony Assistant / SVG/EPS/PDF Export: better management of graphics fonts (e.g. WingDings3)
  5. Harmony Assistant / PDF Export: management of non-ASCII characters
  6. Harmony Assistant / MUSL: account creation has been improved, in order to ensure compatibility with our new server
  7. Harmony Assistant / MUSL: better management of accented characters in account full name and country name

  1. Outline/shadow text style combination wasn't properly rendered on screen
  2. Possible crash when converting a staff to digital track
  3. Digital track saving was incorrect when the "compact standard files" option was deselected
  4. Played bar lists wasn't immediately recomputed when deselecting the "Impose list" check box in break symbols edit window
  5. Possible crash when changing tab in windows that use this feature
  6. Possible crash when closing the text style palette
  7. Fixed intermittend problem when entering non-latin characters (cyrillic, etc) in lyrics under the staff
  8. Myriad HQ: possible crash when echoing notes to a MyrSynth instrument
  9. Harmony Assistant / SVG/EPS/PDF Export: Fixed crashes
  10. Harmony Assistant / Myrweb Export: problem when exporting played bars list. During playback, the progress bar could stop before the end
  11. Harmony Assistant: Fixed some errors / verification of accompaniment matrix consistency on file load
  12. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Fixed wrong tempo change value when reference note was absent
  13. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: possible crash when echoing notes with commas
  14. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: fixed memory management issue when converting to and from Base64

Harmony Assistant 9.8.0

Melody Assistant 7.8.0

November 2017
April 2018

This version embeds the Myriad HQ module, providing high-quality sound and instruments

Minor versions

Harmony Assistant 9.8.0f / Melody Assistant 7.8.0f- February 28th 2018

New features
  1. The "Dock" can now be displayed on any side of the screen (setting in "Configuration > Global Setup > Dock")
  1. Crash when inserting some break symboles on the first clef of the score
  2. Crash when editing rhythm bar for the first time
  3. Crash when changing a whole texy (for instance the complete song lyrics) after editing a dynamics)
  4. Crash when enabling or disabling the Dock
  5. Crash in WAV export when Myriad HQ is deactivated
  6. Exporting WAV files could lead to an empty file
  7. Crash when clicking the help buttons on the Myriad HQ palette

Harmony Assistant 9.8.0e / Melody Assistant 7.8.0e- February 16th, 2018

New features
  1. New script-driven palette to add a text annotation to score files.
  1. MP3 Import/Export: ID3 tag encoding can now be of 4 kinds: ISO-8859-1 (Windows), UTF-16LE with BOM, UTF-16BE without BOM or UTF-8.
  2. In the MP3 export box, ID3 tags are selected through a menu. The selected value is preserved between sessions.
  3. In script editor, now possible to define the standard text color
  4. Improvement of Dock appearance: different placement of the miscellaneous tool strip, movements and scale change of icons are limited
  5. Windows: Improvement of crash reports to our tech support: fail-safe procedures for screen copy, mouse position is now marked
  6. Management of ".musicxml" file extension for MusicXML files
  7. Improvement of staff lines and clefs drawing accuracy in Gregorian mode
  8. Now, sixteenth note beams are split on half-beat when this setting is set to "Very strong"
  9. Added page in manual to explain Dock management
  10. In MyrScript, whole kit for managing chord diagrams related to chord lines, and  fingering in chord diagrams.
  11.  Myriad HQ: Workarounds to improve VSTi modules compatibility - module list updated  
  12. Possible to define that the default path when selecting "Save As..." is the document's original folder.
  13. Harmony Assistant: PDF export has been improved to make these file processed better by PDFtoMusic.
  14. F1 and F2 keyboard shortcuts are available in the whole program. 
    F1 display the manual, F2 provides a form to contact tech support.
  15. SVG/PDF/Myrweb export: better management of Unicode-32 font charset
  16. MacOS: SVG/PDF/Myrweb export had probmem with Geneva, Courier, Monaco, Helvetica and Times fonts, that are provided by Apple in a non-standard format. This format is now properly managed
  1. Application crash or freeze when inserting a note on Accordion tablature through right-click
  2. Fixed a potential problem of alternate fingering seeking on Accordion tablatures
  3. Crash when adding a lyrics line to a digital track
  4. MusicXML Import: Fixed management of some tempo indicators (tempo was then set to 5000)
  5. Myrweb Export: fixed wrong metronome "tick" export (were replaced by metronome "bell")
  6. Fixed possible application crash or unstability source when pasting at the very beginning of a staff 
  7. Unwanted alert about missing VSTi module when importing non-native files
  8. MP3 Import/Export : Fixed ID3 tags in unicode format (added BOM at the beginning of each tag)
  9. Fixed crash when sending scores to the MUSL space
  10. Fixed incomplete update of MUSL space due to special characters in space description
  11. Fixed possible crash when using automatic accompaniments based on an empty pattern
  12. Possible crash in special text management, when defining tuplet with a first number greater than 15
  13. Fixed infinite loop in fretted string instrument tablature editing
  14. Fixed crash when using Master palette
  15. Fixed several problems in the "Digital Sound > Change Pitch/Tempo" script
  16. Fixed (rare) statics sounds due to a digital saturation in some effect processors
  17. Fixed crash in management of some fonts when exporting in SVG/PDF/Myrweb format
  18. Windows / Linux: better positioning of child palettes when the master palette is horizontal
  19. MUSL: erreur in comment management. Comments from the first page were duplicated on all the other pages. To fix this, the user will have to upload these files again
  20. MyrScript: fixed possible crash in variable window
  21. MacOs: fixed non-persistance of selected interface language
  22. It was possible to change neck when editing chord diagrams related to the chord line or chord grid
  23. Fixed crash in management of some VSTi modules (when the module provides more than 8 output channels)
  24. Fixed problem when copying chords to the album
  25. Fixed memory corruption problem in copy/paste operations
  26. Fixed missing fonts when exporting to PDF from the print preview
  27. In the same box, crash when exporting to PDF or EPS after exporting pixel image (BMP, PNG...)
  28. Fixed export of text and graphics ornament related to a note
  29. When editing staff chord line, update problem when changing parameters in real time
  30. On MacOS, fixed default path for "Save as"

Harmony Assistant 9.8.0d / Melody Assistant 7.8.0d - January 12, 2018

  1. New options for sending e-mail to the tech support: send frontmost document, send a screen capture, send several files chosen by the user...
  2. New crash management: with the user agreement, all necessary information will be sent to tech support, including all the open document at the time of the crash, and a screen capture
  3. Myriad HQ: new guitars, new ukuleles
  1. Improvement of sharp symbol appearance in the default music font (SToccata / Myriad Music Font): vertical lines have been shortened to avoid overlapping in chords
  2. Improvement of digital export settings: sample rate, bit depth, number of channels in WAV, AIFF and BRT export
  3. Dots for square-head notes (Fasola notation) were shifted right. They are now aligned with those for other notehead shapes
  4. Key changes in the middle of a line were too close to the barline
  5. Improvement of the "graphics" ornalement editing: in the note edit box, the "Edit effect" button enables to select another graphic file
  6. MusicXML Import: automatic management of cautionary clefs, keys and time signature at end of line
  7. Jukebox: space bar can be used to start/stop playback again
  8. Myriad HQ: Management (exclusion) of crashing external modules during initialization phase. A button has been added to process again such modules excluded because of their instability.
  9. Myriad HQ: In optimized echo mode, MyrSynth and VSTi instrument echo is now instantaneous
  10. Myriad HQ: Tuning for MyrSynth instruments didn't offer neither all the strings setups for Harmony/Melody, nor the user-defined settings
  11. Myriad HQ: when replacing automatically a a "sound base" instrument by a MyrSynth instrument, tuning is selected so that all notes currently present on the score for this instrument can be played
  12. Myriad HQ: entering license number instantly unlock all the module capabilities.
  13. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: the "Guitar & color" script can now color notes composing a chord according to they relative position from the root note
  14. Windows, Linux: graphical improvement for zoomed icons
  15. Windows: Installer improvement: on some versions, the installer got folder access right issues
  1. Problem when playing back slurs used as ties
  2. Using pedal symbols on overlapping staff brace groups could lead to freezes in score playback
  3. Fixed crash when loading a too wide PNG file (>9700 pixels wide)
  4. Saving a score "broke" graphics related to notes (e.g. wind instruments tablature), as well as slur types
  5. Virtual Keyboard: keys remained highlighted (pressed) when playing note echo
  6. MP3 Export: wrong management of input sample rate
  7. MyrScript: modifying digital track data by indexing on NormalizedDigitalData element didn't work
  8. Graphical export, "Page mode" option didn't manage forced page size
  9. Fixed default value for user instrument digital data compression quality (empty field and export error)
  10. Fixed crash in "Fix all" option in staff object global edit window
  11. Fix in list management of global setup
  12. MusicXML import: fixed time signature error, leading in unexpected tempo change when playing the score back
  13. Myriad HQ: deactivating HD output deactivated VSTi external modules
  14. Windows, Linux: crash when displaying an alert box over the staff chord setup box
  15. Mac OS: error in function providing file size
  16. Mac OS: Fixed palette masking issue in Sierra mode
  17. Linux: fixed crash when building the audio devices list, on some input & output 
  18. Linux: fixed freezes when playing note echo on some audio cards

Harmony Assistant 9.8.0c / Melody Assistant 7.8.0c - December 14, 2017

  1. A long right-click on the Play icon (non-Dock palettes) enables to adjust the score general volume
  2. A long right-click on the metronome icon (non-Dock palettes) enables to adjust the metronome volume
  3. Option to reset the ornaments settings to their factory values (all, or only the currently edited type)
  1. MusicXML import: tempo change objects could be invisible. They are now visible by default
  2. Macintosh: The "Times" font, provided from the beginning of MacOS isn't included anymore in MacOS 10.13. We adjusted our font substitution strategy to manage this
  3. Stability improvement for VSTi plugins support
  4. Improvement of general settings default values:
    - Old-style palettes
    - Only third-party file format have their instruments converted to MyrSynth
  1. Miscellaneous crashes when editing score that include views
  2. In MP3 export settings box, ghost pop-up menus could appear when clicking on an empty area
  3. Fixed crash when playing echo for a MyrSynth instrument on an empty staff
  4. Fixed crash when a multi-rest measure was located at the very end of the score
  5. Impossible to select the Myriad HQ palette in "Dock" interface mode
  6. Fixed information display for tempo objects in the global edit box.
  7. Fixed problem on the German version of Melody Assistant
  8. Crashes related to a discontinued feature (management of old desktop accessories of MacOS 9) could occur randomly on Windows and Linux
  9. Numbered ending management has been restored to the old version, the new algorithm could generate infinite score repeat
  10. User-defined ornament default settings were not applied when adding the ornement through the note edit window
  11. Crash when playing some trills with Virtual Singer
  12. Some fixes on guitar tablature display
  13. Fixed merged tablature display in scroll mode
  14. Fixed crash when a part sung by Virtual Singer contained more than 32000 syllables. Maximum score duration Virtual Singer can sing is still limited to 3h1/4 though
  15. Fixed chord diagram preview in score display setup
  16. Fixed mistakes when adjusting instruments to existing sound devices on file loading or import
  17. Fixed MyrSynth and VSTi instrument use on rule-driven multi-instrument staves (could crash with VSTi)
  18. VSTi plugins: problem when several staves were sharing the same instrument
  19. Myrweb export: crash when the document included a digital track
  20. Myrweb export, SVG and PDF graphical export: fixed export of Chinese Unicode characters

Major version

Harmony Assistant v9.8.0 - Melody Assistant v7.8.0

November 27, 2017


  1. Myriad HQ module that improves sound output for the application:
    • High-definition digital output and PCM export (up to 96 kHz, 32 bits)
    • High-definition digital post-processing, with a multi-band equalizer
    • Multi-channel digital output (up to 8 loudspeakers -7.1-)
    • MyrSynth-Guitar Physical Modeling Synthesizer, for realistic guitars, basses, etc
    • VSTi external module support, for using third-party sound modules
  2. New splash screen that shows the additional module status (Virtual Singer, Myriad HQ, GOLD Base)
  3. New management of chord diagrams (fretted string instruments)
  4. Possible to define the preferred chord diagrams for each document
  5. In chord diagrams, added a 5th finger to use thumb for some chords
  6. When chord diagrams are related to a playable chord line, the diagrams are actually played, as if the chord was really strummed
  7. New option to add chord diagram library at the end of the score
  8. Piano chord diagrams
  9. Ambitus notation has been included in the program. It is set up globally for the score, but can be disabled on a per-staff basis. Its appearance can be set up for each score, and it's automatically updated when changes are made to the score
  10. Dialog box to view all the additional objects related to a staff: dymamics, ottavi, tempi, text objects, etc. From there, object settings can be seen or objects deleted
  11. Added keyboard shortcuts for increasing/decreasing volume, activate AGC, bass boost, reverb, etc
  12. Harmony Assistant: New script to play grace notes earlier so that the main note plays at its written position (time for grace notes is then borrowed from the previous note)


  1. Improvement of TAB files import
  2. Management of complex clipping regions (used to hide measures) in SVG, PDF and EPS export
  3. Measures are automatically added when the user enters lyrics after the last measure
  4. Improvement of tablature calculation when grace notes or a glissendo define the string to be played
  5. When editing graphical objects related to a staff, problems are detected, and errors displayed, with an option for automatic correction
  6. Better splitting of ghosts rests, and rests when created from ghost rests
  7. Partial implementation of loop point storage in WAV files when exporting instrument samples
  8. Possible to directly edit tablature display settings from staff display settings edit box
  9. MusicXML: general tempo is Imported/Exported
  10. Improvement of MUSL upload. In the 1st (automatic) conversion, very long tunes are truncated to 15mn, in order to avoid a too fast storage space overload. They can be exported in a longer form afterward.
  11. From the jukebox, when exporting in Myrweb format files that are protected with the same password, this password is asked only once.
  12. Multi-page PDF files can be created from the print previex.
  13. In "distance values display" mode, digits after the decimal dot can be edited directly on the document.
  14. New option in the staff contextual menu to activate/deactivate quickly chord playbackl
  15. Changes in security management for protected documents.
  16. MacOS versions are now digitally signed.
  17. Macintosh: text display through CoreText
  18. Macintosh: digital audio input through CoreAudio
  19. Better display of grace notes on accordion tablatures.
  20. New notation for the "Note names" script: dTAB.
  21. Now possible to display a cautionary accidental on grace notes
  22. Noteworthy import improvement: marcato problem
  23. Improvement of documentation to explain more clearly the relations between Harmony Assistant and Melody Player
  24. Note management in accordion tabletures has been improved:
    - Now the miscellaneous chord notes can be accessed directly from the tablature
    - When changing push/pull state for a note or a chord, the other notes are computed accordingly.
    - Row display has been improved to manage complex chords
  25. When asking for playing the accordion left hand through a chord line and a chord isn't present in the playable chords list, nothing is heard. Now, an alert is displayed to warn the user. 
  26. When notes isn't found for right hand in the push/pull state defined by left hand, a "?" is displayed on the line that matches push/pull
  27. Management of tempo changes in ABC export.
  28. New option in staff display settings, to print empty staves, even if the "Do not print empty staves" option is on in print setup
  29. When changing settings of an ornament related to a note, these latest values will be used as default when :
    - adding a new ornament from the note edit window
    - injecting a new ornament directly on score
    - adding ornament to several notes from the "Apply to selection" box
    These default value will apply to all documents, and are kept when launching the program again
  30. Slash chords (inversions) are managed in chord names
  31. Management of maj7 chords (alternate spelling for M7)
  32. File overwriting confirmation box now also applied to multi-pages graphical exports.
  33. Improvement of ornament positioning in TAB text files
  34. Commands have been adder to the contextual menu in page mode: group two by two, separate page, etc
  35. Option to deactivate addition of scripts to other application menus
  36. Improvement of conditional parts (endings) in nested repeats
  37. Improvement of triplet automatic beaming over barlines
  38. When editing ornaments related to symbols, only useful ornaments are displayed, in particular when editing rests.
    This mode can be disabled in global settings in order to add any ornament to rests, when editing symbols or using the injector tool
  39. Possible to activate/deactivate lyrics on staff directly from the staff display mode window
  40. Improved automatic correction of GOLD base, "Bouzouki" instrument, when loading old files


  1. Problem of notes that didn't disappear from the virtual keyboard after having played slides or grace notes
  2. Possible incorrect windows size after import of documents created by PDFtoMusic
  3. Fixed Dock automatic activation after program update
  4. Fixed appearance of staff-related digital effects edit box
  5. Fixed problem when creating chord diagrams for Ukulele.
  6. In dynamics edit box: second value was edited for simple dynamics
  7. Fixed click problem in tree list scroll bar, that opened the first folder.
  8. Fixed horizontal offset for grace notes drawn after the note on harmonica tablatures
  9. Fixed lyrics line masking problems
  10. Fixed multi-rest bar calculation when end-of-line positions are forced
  11. Fixed lyrics export problem in MIDI Karaoke (.kar) files when chords are displayed on the sung staff
  12. Virtual Singer crash when playing notes with a 0% pressure time
  13. MusicXML import: some misplaced objects could lead to measures with extra length
  14. MusicXML import: fixed wrong measure duration when followed by a time signature change
  15. Quite important graphical positionning problems fixed in clef, key and time signature display.
  16. Problems when importing/exporting barlines at the end of a measure (e.g. repeat end barline) when the measure is split by a clef or key signature change
  17. Clicking "No" when the program asked for truncating a too long score coule leat to a crash
  18. Fixed crash when exporting chord diagrams in PDF format
  19. Fixed lyrics printing on organ cards
  20. Fixes on chord diagrams printing
  21. Fixed extra/unnecessary staff name display in page mode with control handles on
  22. Fixed crash when closing the About box when virtual keyboard palette is open.
  23. Fixed Tablature palette graphical update when switching to another document.
  24. Fixed display problem on guitar tablatures
  25. Fixed Myrweb export problem in tryout mode.
  26. On MacOS, fixed default path management when opening folders
  27. Fixed tempo change positionning in ABC import
  28. Fixed problems in TAB import
  29. Fixed problem in Unicode characters transcoding (e.g. bullet) into HTML
  30. Fixed option mismatch in Dutch version, for the staff display mode edit box
  31. Fixed compatibility problem between Dock and rhythm editing
  32. Fixed user palette refresh when all palettes are deactivated
  33. Fixed "Full width" mode in automatic document resizing  when loaded
  34. Fixed horizontal scroll bar when editing text without line break
  35. Music playback module has been redesigned, to fix some mistakes. For instance, grace notes after the main notes weren't played when trying with the hammer or from the note edit box
  36. Linux: Fixed copy/paste to Harmony/Melody from another application


Translation of the new features in the program interface:
Dutch: Roeland Bekker
German: Lutz Stalhofen
Italian: Pietro Cecchi
Japanese: Norio Kusumoto
Portuguese: Carlos Pinto de Oliveira
Spanish: Jose Alfredo Oliveira &  José Luís Blasco

Myriad HQ logo: Gaël Martin

Harmony Assistant 9.7.1

Melody Assistant 7.7.1

February 2017

 PDF & PNG native export, Jukebox improvement, many fixes

Minor version

Harmony Assistant v9.7.1c / Melody Assistant v7.7.1c (February 6, 2017)


  1. MyrWeb Export: PDF can be embedded


  1. Memory leak in slur drawing
  2. Memory leak in ghost rest drawing
  3. Windows: inaccuracy in exact click position (mouse pointer hotspot)
  4. Objects copy/paste in individual selection
  5. Double display of tuning on merged guitar tablatures

Major version

Harmony Assistant v9.7.1 - Melody Assistant v7.7.1

February 3, 2017


  1. Direct PDF export from the program (File > Graphical export).This format is also available from Batch Export.
  2. Gold Sound base sound identifiers can now be stored into MusicXML files
  3. New way of calling PDFtoMusic from Harmony
  4. Now possible to convert PDF files from Harmony (via PDFtoMusic) and publish them on MUSL
  5. Harmony Assistant (scripts): New diagnosis tool, especially dedicated to SATB. Searches for voice crossing (Soprano who sings at a lower pitch than Alto for instance), or close voices (Soprano & Alto, Alto & Ténor) singing with a difference of more than one octave. These notes are highlighted in color.


  1. Jukebox appearance and features have been improved : same display of list, score view, keyboard and karaoke between Melody Player and the Jukebox
  2. MusicXML import: crescendo/decrescendo (wedge, hairpin) are applied from the current dynamic value and not in an absolute way (a crescendo from a forte starts from forte then increases)
  3. MusicXML import: mélismas or dashes over more than one measure could not be properly handled by Virtual Singer
  4. During a copy/paste of notes with special beam, stem direction remains identical to the original
  5. PNG import//export are no more dependent from the system (OS)
  6. Graphical improvement of deactivated palette icons
  7. Change in metronome state didn't mark the document as modified
  8. Better positioning of dots in tempo mark. The setting in score display mode is now managed
  9. Now possible to select the ghost rest display type for the wol score from "Score > Display setup". This setting can be overriden on each staff through "Staves >Display options"
  10. New contextual menu on Album to save, load, add or delete albums
  11. Possible to move the whole content of an album to another by drag&drop
  12. Added fingerings on the "Guitar neck" palette
  13. Better graphical adjustment between printing and graphical export
  14. Better accuracy in graphical export (10th of millimeter)
  15. Ghost rests are displayed again in page mode even when control handles are hidden. Then are then displayed semi-transparent
  16. Floating palettes can be moved through a click in the window area
  17. Jukebox list can be saved as a text file
  18. New script to duplicate dynamics on all staves
  19. Better computation of audio delays on Macintosh: they are now shorter, since we now use CoreAudio.  
  20. Document and staff templates with lyrics have been updated
  21. Virtual Singer: In a manual phonetisation, using an unknown phoneme could shift the sung part from the rest of the music
  22. Virtual Singer: Improved Bayesian module for automatic lyrics language guessing
  23. Virtual Singer: Fixed pronunciation problems on some Greek transitional vowels
  24. Virtual Singer setting files loading have been speeded up at application start
  25. Staves with masked lyrics (from the staff display options) still showed the frame around (not clickable)
  26. Accidental bar indicator on chromatic harmonica tablature has been graphically repositioned
  27. Unclosed parts (endings) display has been improved
  28. On Harmonica tablatures, grace notes generated from an ornament are now displayed the same color as the ornament. Engraver mode now handles them for its calculation
  29. Better input of alternate fingerings on Accordion tablatures
  30. Macintosh: important bugs in Mac OS X Sierra lead to display defects, or problems in dialog boxes. Workarounds have been implemented in order to make the program usable on these systems. These workarounds are not perfect though, so if you encounter this problem (huge fonts when printing), you *must* report them to Apple.
  31. Linux: OMeR for Windows/Wine registration numbers are managed by native Linux Harmony / Melody


  1. Crash when changing note duration on a discontinuous selection, when these notes have ornaments
  2. Fixed problem in custom character sets
  3. The Mya export was unusable
  4. Possible crash in Myrweb export
  5. Possible crash when staves were deleted within staff groups (braces, brackets)
  6. Fixed problem when masking Dock.
  7. Fixed problem in relation between contextual menus and tooltips
  8. Loading MU3 files then saving them in the new format could generate corrupted files
  9. A conflict between automatic saving alert box and tooltips could hang
  10. Multi-page SVG export: bitmap fonts could only be displayed on the first page
  11. SVG export: Some bitmap fonts weren't exported well
  12. SVG export: Some characters in vector fonts could be missing when the document contains vector drawings that are not part of a font
  13. Fixed interaction problems between file export and virtual keyboard
  14. Fixed display and double-notes printing on multi-voices tablatures
  15. Fixed file size display problem when adding a file to MUSL
  16. Virtual Singer: possible crash when lyrics without notes were present
  17. Virtual Singer: crash when trying words in voice editing
  18. ABC import: possible crash when the file contained syntax errors
  19. Incompatibility with custom digital instruments. Custom instruments (.mui) created with version 9.7.0 to 9.7.0f and containing digital effects might not be loaded with next version.
  20. In some cases, copying/pasting Fx processors could forget some settings
  21. Fixed ornament management when applying pitch change to a range of notes
  22. Fixed access to Accidental panel on tablatures
  23. Fixed problem when moving an element from an album to another
  24. Fixed fingering calculation on accordion tablatures
  25. Fixed alternate fingering selection on accordion tablatures
  26. Fixed slur display on unresolved notes on accordion tablatures
  27. The "other fingering" option in guitar tablature could change the note pitch.
  28. MyrScript: Fixed scroll bar problem in Log window
  29. MyrScript: Problem with some Unicode characters in gsub with %p %d %s and %x 
  30. MyrScript: crash when closing a dialog from the "Idle" method of one of its item
  31. Windows: problem when calling PDFtoMusic 
  32. MusicXML import: wrong management of some fermata
  33. Melody Assistant: missing file when installing the Japanese version
  34. Harmony Assistant, Macintosh: fixed a problem of graphical inaccuracy in Myrweb/SVG export

Harmony Assistant 9.7.0

Melody Assistant 7.7.0

Virtual Singer 4.0

October 2016 - February 2, 2017

Minor versions

Harmony Assistant 9.7.0f / Melody Assistant 7.7.0f - December 2, 2016


  1. Grupetto, Mordents & Trills ornaments are now displayed as fingering on guitar & harmonica tablatures
  2. Trailing grace notes are now displayed on harmonica tablatures.
  3. Better accuracy in drawing, and shorter files in SVG / Myrweb export
  4. In Virtual Singer voice edit box, detection and on-demand automatic conversion of voice files using an outdated format
  1. Infinite loop in when searching for alternate fingering in accordion tablatures
  2. Problem when applying a text style on the whole lyrics
  3. Crash when merging the two first measures of a score
  4. Masked lyrics cells could reappear after the file is loaded
  5. Lyrics text style could be wrong after editing
  6. Drum staves didn't use the right sound after MusicXML import
  7. Possible crash when duplicating a digital track
  8. Windows: problem launching PDFtoMusic from an trial version
  9. MacOS 10.12: Old style palettes have been reactivated in order to work around a title display problem in the OS
  10. User charsets

Harmony Assistant 9.7.0e / Melody Assistant 7.7.0e - November 25, 2016

  1. The HTML template used in Myrweb export can be customized
  2. Possible to hide slurs and ties on tablatures
  3. Better display of ornaments and slurs on harmonica tablatures
  4. Possible to undo lyrics text import
  5. Improvement of graphical accuracy of bold tilted lines (beams) in SVG export
  6. Better calculation and display of grace notes in harmonica tablatures

  1. Duration display in jukebox
  2. Problem of infinite loop in accordion tablature calculation
  3. The SOS mode could be unnecessarily triggered at startup
  4. Interpretation problem for "volume decrease" ornament when it followed a fermata
  5. Blocking alert when trying to record a RealSinger voice
  6. Problem when recording a single RealSinger phoneme in fragment list
  7. Duplicate of ornament display setting in harmonica tablatures
  8. Harmony: Accuracy of graphical export from MyrScript
  9. MacOS: File name selector in graphical export
  10. MIDI export: The quote character in text and lyrics wasn't exported well
  11. Crash when importing some Finale files
  12. Staff contextual menu: problem in text style when loading lyrics text, and non-reflexivity betwen loading and saving of these text.
  13. It was possible to get access to a second chord line by using arrow keys on a repeated measure
  14. Harmony Assistant : reexporting a whole folder to MUSL didn't work
  15. Harmony Assistant : Exporting a zither tablature to EPS didn't work well
  16. Linux : Fixed file type choice in file selectors
  17. Windows : Sometimes a blank line could appear in the background picture of mixer or user palettes
  18. Windows : selecting paper size in "File > Printer setup" hadn't any effect
  19. Windows : communications betweeen Harmony Assistant and PDFtoMusic didn't work well. Complete fix will need to wait for the next version of PDFtoMusic
  20. Melody Assistant, Windows: window minimize button didn't work
  21. Tempo line display when reference note wasn't present
  22. Date display in MUSL management
  23. Default font for tablatures on old files
  24. Dynamics could alter metronome sound

Harmony Assistant 9.7.0d / Melody Assistant 7.7.0d - November 7, 2016

  1. Now possible to set up the tuplet tool from the Dock, by double-clicking its icon
  2. Crash or wrong operation in advanced chromatic/diatonic transposition
  3. Colors on Harmonica tablature
  4. Rest display on priority guitar tablatures
  5. Virtual Singer: Crash when resetting a RealSinger fragment to its default value
  6. Virtual Singer: Crash on some files, when lyrics don't match any note
  7. Graphical problem in Myrweb export, causing pages to appear blank (brought by v9.7.0c/7.7.0c)

Harmony Assistant 9.7.0c / Melody Assistant 7.7.0c


  1. Virtual Singer: Basque language, management of "ü" and "ñ" in order to pronounce the "Souletin" regional variation
  2. Harmony Assistant: improvement of the exported SVG graphic file internal structure
  3. Time signature window has been protected against 0/0 signatures
  4. Better display of modified state in the JukeBox.

  1. Crash in the score display setup
  2. Fixed musical characters in PICT export
  3. Virtual Singer: management of single letters (letter names) in Latin
  4. Melody Assistant: removed alert about paper area change when loading
  5. Harmony Assistant: unexpected script exit in Finale import
  6. Windows: Important problems when the Windows user name include accented characters
  7. Macintosh: problem displaying ghost rests as regular rests

Below, the list of new features, improvements and fixes for the major version


  1. New tools management: Dock
  2. PDF files can be loaded by a call to PDFtoMusic (settings in Global settings)
  3. Last chance save: after a crash, unsaved files can be retrieved
  4. New kind of staff group, the sub-system
  5.  Valved Harmonica tablature management
  6. Dutch manual
  7. Important improvement of Virtual Singer, with more than 15 new languages
  8. When a sung staff starts with notes without lyrics, instead of being silent, Virtual Singer can sing "Mm", "Aah", "Ooh", or even any custom syllable. This also applies to notes without lyrics that follow a rest.
  9. New commands in the target menu to skip to the previous or next target.
  10. New display option: crescendo/decrescendo line thickness
  11. New mode for tablature calculation in which diamond-shaped noteheads are harmonics. Tablature calculation manages them and write these harmonics between < and >
  12. New "Tablature" tool palette
  13. Harmony: management of diatonic cithars in printing
  14. SVG format export (Harmony only)
  15. HTML format export (Harmony only)
  16. Myrweb format export (Harmony only)
  17. New icon in the accidental tool palette to select the "bracketed accidental" mode
  18. 128th and 256th note display


  1. Free object frames can be filled with a picture
  2. New option in the free object contxtual menu to change quickly the related text or picture
  3. Now possible to delete all forced end of page on a score by entering "0" as required number of pages
  4. In print preview, free object editing: resize, move, add, delete...
  5. Adjustment of the forced bar list when adding or deleting bars
  6. Selection of staff with lyrics in MP3 export
  7. Display of an help message when a note is inserted outside the regular pitch range of the staff
  8. New item in the Palette menu to reset all the tools
  9. Notes and rests edit window has been redesigned
  10. "Frame around lyrics" option is available from the staff display mode
  11. The note dot can be made invisible or can be graphically shifted
  12. Graphical export in scroll mode (Mac OS only, experimental)
  13. Video export of the score (Mac OS only, experimental)
  14. When adding a forced end of line or end of page on a multi-rest bar or a multi-repeat bar, it applies to the last bar instead of the first
  15. When tying notes, a validity check is performed and an explanatory message displayed, especially when notes are not consecutive
  16. When hovering over the palettes in the "Windows" menu, the matching palette is highlighted
  17. When a bar is split (for instance by a clef change) the "Display ghosts rests as rests" option displays only one rest
  18. Splitting a bar doesn't break multi-rests
  19. MIDI 1 export and import: multi-voice staves are exported in a single track (or not). This can be set up in the global settings
  20. Pedal marks are managed like dynamics: they can be applied to a single staff, the group of the whole document
  21. Automatic centering of pauses
  22. Displaying ghost rests as regular rests can be set up independently for each staff
  23. Precise display of alternate fingering in guitar and accordian tablatures
  24. Forced list of played bars is exported/imported in MusicXML
  25. Management of "rehearsals" in MusicXML
  26. Notehead between parenthesis (regular and grace notes)
  27. In page mode, control handles on, the staff name appears dimmed to ease identifying staves when line start isn't visible
  28. When moving the mouse over a chord, the whole chord is echoed instead of a single note, even on merged staves
  29. New PostScript export. Adobe-specific PostScript export (epsf) is discontinued
  30. Adjustable pause before and after the tune in digital export
  31. Metronome bars in digital export
  32. Speed improvement: calculation of note positions in engraver mode, pitch shifting (+/- a semitone, a line, an octaveà or a selection range or the whole score, automatic calculation of slur positions to avoid notes when the latter are modified
  33. New management of standard drum staves
  34. New script to quickly change the string on a group of notes, on guitar tablatures
  35. Slurs drawn as small dashes, dots or curves
  36. Tablature for Kantele (MyrScript script)
  37. Selection of curve tension on tuplets
  38. Management of grace notes on Harmonica tablatures
  39. Page setup in graphical export identical to printing (can be disabled in global setup)
  40. Inversion of slur orientation when writing on a merged staves with forced stem direction
  41. Automatic ornament positioning to avoid staff lines
  42. Organ card printing: in preview mode, notes that don't match any pipe are colored
  43. Organ card printing: in preview mode, punches can be temporally shifted by clicking on them.
  44. Organ card printing: detailed text report of encountered errors
  45. Keyboard shortcut on the Jukebox
  46. Jukebox and Tutorials: the search field has been redesigned
  47. Jukebox can play digital audio files
  48. Jukebox can display a view of the score, like the Myriad Music Plug-in
  49. Jukebox can display piano fingering
  50. In the Jukebox, new columns: annotation, list of played bars, file type
  51. Complete compatibility between lists created by the Jukebox and Melody Player
  52. Enrichment of Mya format. Many new information added.
  53. Ctrl+mouse wheel changes document display scale (Command-mouse wheel on Mac OS)
  54. Horizontal movement in the docuiment through Shift+mouse wheel
  55. New calculation of lyrics line height, that takes text style into account
  56. Customizable display of complex date/time in text objects
  57. In the contextual menu that appears when right-clicking a selection range, new options: set stems to auto, and beam on beat
  58. Tablature font can be selected independantly for each staff
  59. Better positionning of ornaments on tablature
  60. Management of many codepages in MIDI export
  61. In digital export, pause durations are memorized
  62. MIDI import: No more duplication of staves when events are located before the first program change
  63. List of staff templates has been extended, especially in the Tablature section
  64. Guitar tablature calculation: now possible to manage ottava symbols
  65. In Hammer mode, now possible to move a note in both directions by Alt+Click
  66. Street organ card printing: new option to preserve note color
  67. Virtual Singer: Number of notes in a melisma (singing a single syllable on several notes) was limited to 64. This number is now unlimited
  68. Rotation angle for dynamics, crescendo/decrescendo and ottava
  69. Display of calculation status in MusicXML import
  70. Performance improvement in heavy MusicXML file import
  71. Items in "Windows" menu in non-dock mode have been reshuffled
  72. Application start-up is faster
  73. Possible to cancel punch move on street organ cards (print preview)
  74. Improvement of management in staff list
  75. Management of text meta-event (0x4b) found in some MIDI files
  76. Possible to view .mid scores in jukebox
  77. Midi export is now faster
  78. When setting up chord line related to a staff, it's now easier to get access to display styles
  79. Font for bar numbers in chord grid printed at the end of the document can now be changed
  80. Possible to save in old MYR format (ascending compatibility)
  81. Option to merge several bars together
  82. Possible to crop bars to the actual notes duration
  83. Automatic lyrics formatting
  84. Special beams are now properly exported in MusicXML
  85. New option for displaying numbered parts (endings)
  86. Rythmics patterns $(xxx) can be used in lyrics
  87. Harmony Assistant: New management of MUSL (Web space to share one's music scores). Increased allocated space.
  88. Virtual Singer palette: Improved singer name and flag position, in order to avoid overlapping
  89. Free objects: Layers (front, back) now also apply to page header and footer
  90. JukeBox: New option to retrieve file on disk
  91. Jukebox:  New contextual menu to quickly apply an action
  92. Jukebox: List refresh and file checking have neen speeded up
  93. During digital recording, better selection of default target track. 
  94. Possible to quickly specify, from the digital track recording palette, the number of leading metronome bars.
  95. Windows: Menu management has been improved in order to avoid that the last menu option could disappeat when the main window has an horizontal scroll bar.
  96. Windows: SHA-256 certificates
  97. MacOS:  child windows now open on the same screen as their father.
  98. MUSL: You can now connect to several accounts from the same computer.
  99. MusicXML: Rotated texts management
  100. MusicXML:  Texts related to symbols management


  1. Note pitch on Harmonica tablature when switching to priority tablature
  2. Overbend indicator has been repositioned
  3. Persistence of "rule text" effects
  4. Management of lyrics in "Add" mode
  5. MusicXML import and export
  6. NoteWorthy import
  7. Saving of scaled user palettes
  8. "60's organ" sound in the Gold sound base
  9. End of pahe, end of line, no end of line, etc markers didn't display in multi-rest or multi-repeat bars
  10. Palette magnetism
  11. Extra braces in "Enable single staves" mode
  12. Windows: fixed errors when loading scores by double-click and access path is very long
  13. Problem editing "bend and release" guitar ornament settings
  14. Symbol alignment in mult-voice printing mode
  15. Moving dynamics from one staff to another
  16. MyrScript text editing
  17. Unwanted stem direction change of the last note in a group with special beam, when a note is inserted right after
  18. On virtual keyboard, when music was playing, grace notes were displayed on the wrong piano key
  19. Automatic slur direction when inserting notes in a chord
  20. Default time signature and margins when adding a bar at the end, when the last bar is split by a clef change
  21. Changing note with grace notes to rest
  22. "string number" ornament color
  23. Wrong display of note stems on priority tablatures when beamed to a rest
  24. Interface Composer window resizing
  25. Barline height calculation in Lute tablature
  26. Paper size in graphical export
  27. Display of staves merged to a priority tablature without standard staff display
  28. Semitone transposition didn't mark Virtual Singer staves as modified
  29. Fixed Virtual Singer calculation when music start is set after a repeated part (VS could be mute)
  30. Changing a crescendo/decrescendo dynamic didn't mark Virtual Singer staves as modified
  31. In Orchestra management window, ther was a problem when duplicating a multi-voice staff
  32. Problem of color when displaying fingering (number within a circle)
  33. Possible crash when undoing bar deletion in a score with views
  34. Fixed street organ cards printing when card length is specified
  35. Fixed street organ punches movement in print preview
  36. Fixed MusicXML lyrics export when language is undetermined
  37. Fixed problems for anacrusis (incomplete bars) non-multiple of 64th note
  38. Possible error on triplet rests
  39. Fixed path name encoding problems on Macintosh for Jukebox files
  40. Fixed Japanese ISO encoding in Virtual Singer
  41. Fixed lyrics line movement in page mode
  42. MusicXML import: complex tempi (with caption) are now properly managed
  43. Fixed printing options window for street organ cards
  44. A chord with a slash written in the chord grid could be transformed to a simpler equivalent when performing some operations. It's now fixed
  45. Fixed interaction problem between Miscellaneous and Ottava palettes
  46. Moving a note whith a bracketed accidental deleted the bracket.
  47. Jukebox: Fixed play issues
  48. Jukebox: Fixed management of delay between pieces
  49. Jukebox: Fixed box area saving
  50. MusicXML Export: Fixed memory saturation when big images were embedded in the score
  51. MusicXML Export: Problem when exporting tablatures for instruments above 6 strings (e.g Lute)
  52. Harmony Assistant: Fixed menu activity problem when a MyrScript palette is open
  53. Windows: working with the mouse on street organ punches on print preview didn't work after the program loses and regain focus
  54. Windows: general graphic problems after minimizing then restoring the program's main window.
  55. Windows: Virtual Singer: icon of some singers appeared with white areas instead of black
  56. MyrScript: fixed non-reflexive methods (e.g. different spelling in reading and wrtiing) or unsorted (e.g. defined outside a section)
  57. Virtual Keyboard display
  58. Pattern repetition in free objects, picture kind
  59. Transpose in several staves templates


  1. On MacOS: PPC version is not supported anymore
  2. Drag and drop on Windows/Linux : dragging a document on a score window load the document instead of embedding it as a free object.
  3. Myriad Music Plug-in is discontinued


Translation of the new features in the program interface:
Dutch: Roeland Bekker
German: Lutz Stalhofen
Italian: Pietro Cecchi
Japanese: Norio Kusumoto
Portuguese: Carlos Pinto de Oliveira
Spanish: Jose Alfredo Oliveira &  José Luís Blasco

Harmony Assistant 9.6

Melody Assistant 7.6

March 2011- July 2013

The main new feature in this version is the embedding of the Kooplet music search engine.
Directly from Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant, you can search the thousands of score files publicly available on the Internet (*) for a music pattern or a text excerpt.
On top of a music score editor, a huge music library is at your disposal.

(*) Usage rights for downloaded music files have to be checked from the original hosting site or from the score author. You must ensure that the score is free of right before any private or public use.

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3 - Melody Assistant 7.6.3

June-July 2013


  1. To insert very low or high pitched notes outside the staff area, you can press the Shift key while inserting the note.
  2. In multi-voice staves or in a staff group, it's now possible to insert notes that continue the melody that has been written on the above or below staff (continuous input). It becomes easy to write a melody that switches between staves without having to fill with rests.
  3. An option shows the rests in continuous input
  4. New accidental notation: Old accidental cancellation
  5. When importing a Karaoke MIDI file or a MusicXML file with lyrics, the algorithm for deciding on what language to use (for Virtual Singer) has been completely rethought. It is now much more accurate.
  6. When inserting points in parameter curves, the Shift key enables to insert a "end of curve" point, that is detached from the following point. This enables to create discontinuous segments, or even isolated points.
  7. New optional way to display flagged notes : flags are displayed as unconnected horizontal beams (Flamenco notation)
  8. New ornaments : golpe (guitar body hit for flamenco), strumming up, strumming down
  9. In the complete mixer, it's now possible to adjust volume or panning of all the select staves at once, by pressing the Alt key while a value is changed.
  10. Now possible to hear the hovered notes on score
  11. New kind of tablature for Kuntigui, a single-stringed African instrument
  12. Pictures related to staves are now exported and imported in MusicXML
  13. Harmony Assistant: A new "Voice meter" script lets you hear the beats and fractions of beats, counted by a human voice (German Auszählen)
  14. Harmony Assistant: Two piano learning scripts enable to view and fix performer mistakes when playing a complete score, or to view the note names to be played step-by-step
  15. Harmony Assistant: A "MIDI-Digital Sync" script helps computing very finely the audio output latency, and doing so synchronize Digital output with MIDI output
  16. Harmony Assistant: When the compressed MusicXML format is used (.mxl), pictures that are embedded in the document are processed according to the mxl guidelines and recognised as such by music programs that manage pictures
  17. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: New powerful graphical functions ("Surface" object) enables to work on picture, and import or export them in various formats.
  18. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Quick help on the selected word in the script editor
  19. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Auto-completion of keywords, variable and function names in the script editor


  1. Changing a measure width through the ruler handle now changes the next measure with in order not to alter the total width of the system. The previous way or managing measure width is still available by pressing the Ctrl (Windows/Linux) or Command (Macintosh) key while moving the handle.
  2. In the French version, the term for "beaming" has been changed from "accroche" to "ligature"
  3. Possible to beam eighth notes by groups of 4 in 4/4 time signature
  4. When working on a note, the area on which beams are recomputed has been shrinked in order to impact as few notes as possible
  5. The "end of printing after this bar" mark is now shifted when set to the end of tune and a new measure is inserted there.
  6. Now possible to insert vertical lines objects with bracket ends
  7. When while editing break symbols, a jump to a missing measure was set, an alert box could appear endlessly, making difficult to apply any change.
  8. Better accuracy when clicking on a text with the dedicated mouse pointer
  9. On the virtual keyboard, played note display is smoother and more in sync with audio. No note is forgotten, even when the audio output latency is high.
  10. Play cursor can now switch smoothly between bars.
  11. Notes outside pitch range (Edit > Search) are now located while taking transposing instruments into account. To make this search run properly with some instruments (e.g. clarinet), transposition has then to be set as expected.
  12. Some items of the interface slightly overlapped.
  13. Play cursor width can now be adjusted
  14. Improvement in the appearance of drum grid staves. The various line widths can now be adjusted in the score appearance box
  15. Improvement in the appearance of crescendo / decrescendo symbols when they cross over an end of line.
  16. Rotation in degree of graphical objects related to the document, a staff or a symbol
  17. When the mouse hovers an ornament, the ornament area as well as its owning note are shown.
  18. Key signature changes are now aligned when a clef is invisible
  19. When asking for loop playing and a play start mark is set, music restarts from the mark.
  20. While editing, the Alt key switches temporarily in selection (lasso) mode
  21. On scores that contained tempo changes and at least one not with an important negative delay, play could go off-sync
  22. Key change at the first bar of a piece doesn't inster a double barline at the beginning anymore
  23. Removed the inopportune alert box when cancelling export of a digital track area
  24. Mouse wheel handling has been implemented in mixers and on the document itself: titles, text related to a staff, staff name, etc. Using the mouse wheel on a scroll bar, a slider or a knob will increase or decrease its value.
  25. Text alignment mode can now be selected in manual chord line settings
  26. When the user adjusts manually a slur symbol control handle, the "automatic adjust" setting is deactivated for this slur.
  27. Dynamics now apply to all the staves in a multi-voice staff, even if the staff became multi-voice after the dynamics has been inserted
  28. When some palettes were moved outside the screen bounds, they jumped back too far to the center of the screen
  29. Virtual Singer palette has been redesigned. Icon positioning now occurs in perspective on the stage
  30. When targets were present on an empty line, the staff was displayed even if "do not print empty staves" was turned on. Now, the staff isn't displayed anymore, but the target mark is
  31. New tuplet display and editing. This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores.
  32. Improvement in dynamics insertion accuracy
  33. Now possible to insert dynamics and solme other kinds of objects in velocity edit mode
  34. New default area for dynamics and tempi, that avoid areas that can't be accessed by the mouse
  35. In page mode with small zoom, staff lines can go over the last barline on the right. We reduced this unwanted effect
  36. MIDI playing and export of scores that contain panning curves made some instruments to be heard completely to the left
  37. A more explict message is now displayed when trying to adjust the digital input an no audio input device has been selected
  38. Removing th ebackground picture of the document windows doesn't affect the "complete mixer" and "user" palette backgrounds
  39. All document templates have been changed in order to remove the play start mark
  40. Space or carriage return characters are now allowed in the played bar list
  41. Improvement of beam management over an invisible rest
  42. Improvement of the Karaoke window, with cautionary clef and selection of staff display size
  43. Gregorian notation: horizontal episemes are now managed (ancestor of the tenuto)
  44. Default page header and footer of "Configuration > Global Setup> Print" are now used when importing an external file (e.g. MIDI file)
  45. When processing stem direction, the reversible ornaments (e.g fermata) didn't always move to the right side of complex chords, and were losing the user adjustments
  46. ABC Import: missing parenthesis in the imported text could freeze the program
  47. MusicXML Import: staves with a different time signature are now automatically converted
  48. MusicXML Import/Export: better calculation of the distance between a note and its ornaments
  49. MusicXML Import/Export: general settings for score appearance are processed: stem width, staff line width, grace note size, etc.
  50. Default tempo value when importing MusicXML has been changed from 120 to 80
  51. MusicXML import and export have been improved, especially for the graphic position of pedal, dynamics, ottava, chord diagrams, text objects.
    Above this, tempo change objects are now properly imported and exported
  52. Improvement of automatic edit area positionning in scroll mode
  53. Line width of inverted triangles in harmonica tablature wasn't properly managed
  54. MusicXML import: break symbol text, ending bracket, beam, slur and tie widths now follow the staff scale
  55. MusicXML import: ottava symbols could make note stems be abnormally long
  56. MusicXML import: Better management of orphan ties
  57. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Beams and clef change in the middle of a bar have been improved
  58. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Management of staves that are not printed (for instance, when empty)
  59. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Switched to MusicXML 2.0 format
  60. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML Export: Better export of grace note accidentals
  61. Harmony Assistant: street organ card printing didn't manage note delay. This could lead in wrong punch position when, for instance, the score had been made from a MIDI import
  62. Harmony Assistant: lyrics can now be printed on street organ cards
  63. Harmony Assistant: for each file collection in the jukebox, a delay between pieces can be specified
  64. Harmony Assistant: Now possible to grab a staff that has been moved out of the screen bounds
  65. Harmony Assistant: Better management of resizing and moving of free objects: now possible to work outsitde the page area
  66. Harmony Assistant: When there is no staff in the document, the "Views" menu is inactive
  67. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript : update of split text windows when stopping debugging has been improved.
  68. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: now possible to access the character set related to a staff
  69. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: The "Tablature for Wind Instrument" scripts has been amended to properly manage grace notes.
  70. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Improvement of Encore/MusicTime/Rhapsody/Compositeur import script
  71. Windows: resizing of all the palettes have been rewritten, in order to manage the click & drag on any of the 4 palette edges.
  72. Windows: the Enter key confirms alert boxes
  73. Windows: In some window that enable to edit a multi-line text and that own a default button (e.g. document title edit) the Return key of the main keyboard inserts a line break in the text, while the Enter key of the keypad validates the box
  74. Windows: general improvement in application stability
  75. Linux: order of templated in the "new staff" box was random. They are now sorted in order to make the most frequently used staves appear first.
  76. Linux: improvement of graphical accuracy when printing.


  1. Fixed crash when clicking in the tempo staff margin in scroll mode, then selecting an option in the menu
  2. Fixed problem when dragging objects from a discontinuous selection (Alt-click) to the next staff
  3. Slider for selecting scale of graphics related to an ornament has been fixed in the note settings selection box
  4. Fixed problems in list update
  5. Fixed numbered parts display problems when the score starts by a text staff.
  6. Fixed crash in break symbols edit box
  7. Fixed display of octave change when clef is hidden
  8. Fixed number of repeats display, at the end of a line
  9. Flags of 128th notes didn't display when stem is downwards
  10. Fixed change in staff area height, when moving the bar number line down
  11. Fixed calculation of bar start symbols according to the score display settings.
  12. Fixed behaviour of embedded text edior when moving the cursor while a selection is present.  
  13. Fixed brace display position on staff groups of one staff
  14. Some MIDI Karaoke file export could crash or hang when some very long lyrics are present
  15. When adding a staff to an empty score, the "Edit", "Delete" and "Duplicate" buttons were active. The "Delete" button crashed.
  16. When defining a rule, it was difficult to enter "Do" (Latin notation) as a criterion for rule matching
  17. Fixed problem in NoteWorthy import.
  18. Fixed problem in editing grid drum staves
  19. Fixed small graphical glitch in .ogg export box
  20. Fixed a crash in MIDI export on files containing several hours of music
  21. Fixed copy/paste problem on notes with double-stem
  22. Fixed problem in slur digital adjustment
  23. Better management of dynamics and multi-rests
  24. Fixed problem in brace and bracket display when music is stopped
  25. Display problem on frame and line between an ornament and its note when hovered
  26. It was not possible to define a staff group (brace or bracket) that joins a regular staff and its tablature
  27. The tuplet direction onversion didn't work on quarters and unbeamed eighths
  28. Management of dynamics on volatile staves
  29. Fixed display problem on document number of pages when ueing start page number offset
  30. Fixed calculation of number of pages when reserved pages are present
  31. Fixed minor problems in MIDI import, while processing illegal meta-events
  32. Minor fixes in lists and some floating windows
  33. Crash in Edit > Appearance > Colorise.
  34. Possible crash in tablature calculation, when the user forced a cell number for the last note of the staff
  35. Play start mark could be misplaced when creating a document that starts with an upbeat, or when inserting bars at the beginning of the document
  36. Crash when a (de)crescendo symbol was overlapping the last barline of the score
  37. Buffer overflow in Virtual Singer when the whole lyrics were written without any space or separator
  38. Crash when closing the score appearance box
  39. Fixed note stem display on harmonica tablatures
  40. Fixed display of some notehead when staff scale is different from 1.
  41. Search for note outside pitch range didn't work anymore
  42. MusicXML import: several instances of buffer overflow could lead to unstable memory or crashes
  43. MusicXML import: chord names in italian notation if the option is activated
  44. Harmony Assistant: Wrong processing of line breaks when computing lyrics syllables width in engraver mode.
  45. Harmony Assistant: Undoing an operation of printing scale change (page mode) didn't work properly
  46. Harmony Assistant: Fixed a defect in vertical scroll bar manageùent when deleting lines in the script editor
  47. Harmony Assistant: Fixed "Virtual Singer > Show lyrics phonetics" script
  48. Harmony Assistant: Several scripts have been fixed in order to avoid unwanted program termination in rare cases
  49. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed string sunstitution problem that could make the Tabledit import crash
  50. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed text block indent in text editor
  51. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed font problem in log window
  52. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed window resizing problem
  53. Windows: Problem when printing graphical object with alpha (transparency) layer
  54. Windows: Fixed memory loss when managing low-latency MIDI echo
  55. Linux: Crash when using some windows. The overall program stability has been improved.
  56. Linux: Management of text including music symbols from another font than Stoccata has been fixed
  57. Linux: Wrong management of fonts without gap between lines like "My Figured Bass"
  58. Linux:  A type of notehead disappeared when printing
  59. Macintosh: Problem in rendering of some instruments from sound bases. This made some notes of the GMSE sound base sound out of tune, for instance E5 of the French accordion.
  60. Macintosh: Fixed MIDI input init if the device is off when application is started
  61. Macintosh / Harmony Assistant: Fixed display of picture free objects
  62. Macintosh / Harmony Assistant: Fixed icons printing problem
  63. Macintosh / Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed problem in GetPixel

Minor versions

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3i / Melody Assistant 7.6.3i (October 2nd 2013)

  1. Editing lyrics on a score without lyrics that only includes one staff will automatically add the lyrics line to that staff
  2. Macintosh: On Macs with a single-button mouse, Ctrl + Click is now equivanent to a right-click. (the "Shift" key now being used to insert/move object outside the staff area).
  1. Some palettes could move away from the screen edges
  2. When unsuccessfully trying to tie two notes (different pitches, etc), an unwanted alert box was displayed
  3. Dutch interface text has been amended

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3h / Melody Assistant 7.6.3h (September 27th 2013)


  1. Now possible to quickly activate or deactivate the frame around lyrics by right-clicking a lyrics cell
  2. Activation/deactivation of frame around lyrics can now be undone
  3. After having edited the staff lyrics, text is automatically formatted according to the syllables in the score
  4. Default height of triplet brackets has been reduced, in order to be graphically nicer. This default value can still be adjusted by double-clicking the 3:2 icon in the palette, then individually for each triplet by editing the note
  5. Height of triplet brackets can now be forced on a whole area through "Edit > Appearance > General"
  6. Harmony Assistant: "Track Export" script has been changed in order to manage file format that include staves (myr, mu3,xml)
  1. Fixed problem in break symbol management
  2. Fixed problem in break symbol deletion
  3. Fixed translations in various languages
  4. Fixed offset in numbered part start, coda and segno at the beginning of a line with cautionary clef
  5. Fixed display of $B tag in page footer
  6. Fixed application freeze when editing ill-formatted lyrics
  7. Fixed a problem in styled text edit
  8. Fixed display problem on Virtual Keyboard
  9. Fixed possible crash when editing lyrics, when moving to previous cell
  10. In Virtual Singer, language couldn't be changed via the [!language] command when the document contained one measure.
  11. Melody Assistant:  Possible crash when loading a file created with Harmony Assistant that contains dynamics
  12. Harmony Assistant: In page mode, moving an object on a text staff could result in the object moving to another staff
  13. Harmony Assistant / MusicXML export: possible crash on split bars that contain lyrics
  14. Harmony Assistant: Fixed MUSL interface definition
  15. Harmony Assistant / Diatonic Accordion Tablature: Fixed mistake in notes played by left hand buttons in the "Diatonic G/C 3 rows" accordion definition
  16. Harmony Assistant / Diatonic Accordion Tablature: Fixed grace notes display
  17. Harmony Assistant / Diatonic Accordion Tablature: Fixed user-defined accordion editing
  18. Windows: it was impossible to open folders that contain accented characters when right-clicking on the document title bar
  19. Windows: Fixed graphical offset of palettes below the menu bar
  20. Windows: crash when prinnting pictures of less than 3 pixels wide
  21. Windows: fixed access to sound base by the low-latency synthesizer

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3g / Melody Assistant 7.6.3g (September 12th 2013)


  1. When the selection range is played in loop, metronome pre-count can be played at each loop.
  2. A slur between two consecutive notes of same pitch (equivalent to a tie) didn't radjust graphically when changing its direction
  3. When inserting a slur between two consecutive notes of same pitch, its graphical appearence was slightly different from a "real" tie
  4. When saving a picture from a free object to a separate file, the file extension now matches the content of picture data
  5. Hierarchical lists (template selection, MUSL space): improvement and overall speed-up
  6. Now possibme to create parameter curves that contain discontinuous values, i.e. in which the parameter will take the required value, and keep it until a new value is encountered
  7. Management and appearance of parameter curves have been improved
  8. When inserting a dynamics in the bar margin (space between barline and first note), the dynamics could be not inserted at the required position
  9. Problem for selecting multiple objects on several staves using the Shift key
  10. Lyrics text file: the default file name is now built from the document and the staff name
  11. Compressed storage of pictures in the MusicXML format addition
  12. MusicXML Import: management of implicit lyrics line numbers
  13. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of file import from recent version of NoteWorthy (205).
  14. Harmony Assistant: improvement of the "MIDI > Echo Program Change" script in order to make the use of an external MIDI keyboard simpler
  15. Harmony Assistant: improvement of the "File > Export > Batch Export", by enabling to clone the source folder tree in the target folder
  16. Windows: The low-latency softsynth has been improved, in order to manage MIDI bank numbers
  17. Windows / Harmony Assistant: A setup file has been created in order to enable using the "Doremi" music font
  18. Windows: Specific alert that will tell the user that he didn't run a version of the program that matches his version of Windows.
  19. Windows: An alert saying that the program didn't close properly appeared just after having updated the program
  1. Fixed a problem of memory deallocation when using dynamics
  2. The text of break symboles at end of bar could be shifted and truncated when displayed at the end of a line on printer (or in Harmony Assistant's page mode). 
  3. Fixed display of brackets on barlines
  4. Fixed problem on interface search (Help menu)
  5. Fixed memory problem in user palettes
  6. Fixed a problem of target staff selection after a real-time MIDI input, when the list needed a scroll bar
  7. Amendments on German version of the interface
  8. Amendments on Italian version of the interface
  9. MusicXML Import: Fixed a page layout difference for tablatures between the plugin/player and Harmony/Melody
  10. MusicXML Import: Fixed management of page lost margins, that generated discrepancies between page mode and printing
  11. MusicXML Import: Fixed chord line when the chord kind stored in MusicXML was unknown.
  12. MusicXML Import: Fixed crash when loading files that contain errors (created by an old version of Photoscore)
  13. Harmony Assistant: the picture of the 6-holes Native American flute was missing in "tablature for wind instruments" script.
  14. Harmony Assistant, MyrScript editor: Fixed a crash that could occur when creating dictionaries for autocompletion
  15. Harmony Assistant: Fixed display problem when using the "Maestro" music font
  16. Harmony Assistant: Fiexe a problem of key signature position when using some music fonts 
  17. Harmony Assistant: Possible computation errors in tablatures for accordion
  18. Harmony Assistant: Fixed display problems on some scripts
  19. Linux: menu bar is now displayed 25 pixels below in order to avoid overlapping the system barline
  20. Macintosh: Fixed a problem of user instrument export in .mu3 format

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3f / Melody Assistant 7.6.3f (July 30th 2013)


  1. Fixed a crash in MIDI import
  2. Problem to grab margin control handles after the first page

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3e / Melody Assistant 7.6.3e (July 26th 2013)


  1. When moving an object related to a staff, a visual spot shows the target staff.
  2. Now possible to grab objects related to a staff but located outside its area
  3. MIDI Import: microtonal pitch shift that are constant for a staff are now taken into account in the frequency parameter curve
  4. Kooplet search: Web sites that do not want direct download are now managed
  5. Better management of dot when displaying double-stem dotted eighths


  1. Fixed a crash when editing MUSL space, when there are only folders (no file)
  2. Fixed an offset problem when copying/pasting regular drum staves
  3. Fixed possible crash when using headless notes
  4. Fixed note color when inserting a slur, using the hammer, etc.
  5. Fixed dashes display between syllables at end of bar
  6. Effect processors located on the left of the first note in a staff weren't considered
  7. Adjustment of some graphical elements in guitar tablatures
  8. Fixed palette magnetism.
  9. Harmony Assistant: Grid drum staves now follow engraver mode positionning

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3d / Melody Assistant 7.6.3d (July 3rd 2013)


  1. When importing an MusicXML file, when several lines of lyrics are present and the number of repeats is not specified, the additional lines are not deleted anymore
  2. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: a new method enables to find automatically the appropriate language for lyrics on a staff. This method is now used in file import: Finale, Encore, etc.


  1. A serious source of instability has been fixed on Windows. It could generate crashes, especially when opening various windows.
  2. About 400 small irregularities, that could cause more or less important instabilities, have been fixed in the program source code
  3. A problem in parameter curves management made them be applied by default to the whole score
  4. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash when moving cursor outside any staff area in page mode
  5. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: improvement of item info display in the script editor (clipping problem)
  6. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: source code was duplicated when editing dialogs and floating windows

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3c / Melody Assistant 7.6.3c (June 28th 2013)


  1. In the time signature alternate display, when the field was left empty, "0" was displayed. Now, nothing appears.
  2. Better management of the "group eighths by 4" check box
  3. MusicXML Import: Fixed crash when importing some mis files
  4. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: When editing a source file, the text was duplicated
  5. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Possible crash in the TextWindow.Erase(...) function
  6. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed script for wind instruments fingering

Harmony Assistant 9.6.3c / Melody Assistant 7.6.3c (June 28th 2013)


  1. In the time signature alternate display, when the field was left empty, "0" was displayed. Now, nothing appears.
  2. Better management of the "group eighths by 4" check box
  3. MusicXML Import: Fixed crash when importing some mis files
  4. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: When editing a source file, the text was duplicated
  5. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Possible crash in the TextWindow.Erase(...) function
  6. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript: Fixed script for wind instruments fingering

Harmony Assistant 9.6.2 - Melody Assistant 7.6.2

January-May 2012


  1. Graphic objects (effects, free objects, graphics related to a staff, background) can now be in JPG, PNG, GIF or TIFF format
  2. Ornaments of type "Graphics" can now be related to notes
  3. Ornaments (or graphics) can be related to Clef objects
  4. Staves in a system can be joined by a vertical line on right side
  5. In the management of curves related to staves, the current curve can now be deleted quickly.
  6. Tablature computation on multi-voices staves.
  7. TAB export of multi-voices staves.
  8. New mode for applying staff appearance settings: "to all merged staves"
  9. New commands in the multi-voice staff management contextual menu
  10. Braces, ties and slurs are now drawn and printed as actual curves.
  11. Slur "tension" can be adjusted in order to make them more flat and their ends hooked.
  12. Fine management of lyrics positioning and masking: for each bar, it's now possible to insert or mask any line by right-clicking a cell.
  13. Windows & Linux : mouse pointer size can be adjusted.


  1. A new setting in the staff appearance enables to tell whether the grace note stems are aligned on the staff center line
  2. Improvement in time signature and upbeat bar selection when creating a new document from a template.
  3. Better error management while opening files for writing.
  4. "Edit" menu items now follow selected object kind.
  5. Changing ghosts rests into rests now splits them according to beat
  6. Now possible to mask, on each staff, each kind of object (lyrics, text, graphics, dynamics...)
  7. Triplets made of notes with different slur directions are now properly grouped. This can change the appearance of previous scores.
  8. Better management of objects, notes an lyrics position when inserting or deleting bars, or when changing the time signature.
  9. New keyboard shortcuts: fast forward and rewind. This can be especially useful to those who rehearse a score using a footswitch.
  10. New management for the default document file name.
  11. The area-driven discontinuous selection now only applies to the selected parts in merged (multivoice) staves.
  12. MusicXML import/export: better management of ottava (8va,8vb, etc)
  13. Virtual Singer: management of note slurs and bend effects
  14. Harmony Assistant: In engraver mode, note position calculation has been sped up.
  15. Harmony Assistant: When forcing the number of bars per line, the automatic computation of bar width in engraver mode is deactivated.
  16. Harmony Assistant in page mode: improvement of document window maximize/minimize/restore management
  17. Linux version: Compatibility with Ubuntu 10.04 - 11.10, KUbuntu, XUbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Mint 12, Fedora 15, Mandriva One 2011, OpenSuse 2.1, Debian 6.0.3.


  1. Virtual Singer :  SAMPA Q in English.
  2. Audi sync problems could occur when the score contains both notes with negative delay and tempo changes
  3. Jump & target display on text staves.
  4. CMF export.
  5. Graphical objects dialog box: file import.
  6. Text formating while writing an email.
  7. Palette duplication while hide all /show all.
  8. Score file loading, as well as some editing operations, didn't work on very heavy staves (more than 32,000 symbols)
  9. Fixed appearance of curve over triplets
  10. Fixed ckef change problem on merged (multi-voice) staves
  11. Fixed vu-meter display on staff with lyrics when output is MIDI.
  12. Possible to deactivate the cautionary key signature display at end of line once activated
  13. In some cases, some objects were graphically misplaced when viewing the staff in the Karaoke window
  14. Multi-voice staves couldn't be properly duplicated
  15. Fixed digital track contextual menu.
  16. Fixed page setup problem when "score" object were used within a score.
  17. Harmony Assistant: Fixed MyrScript problems on staff merging
  18. Harmony Assistant: in engraver mode, display of tied notes connected by a special beam
  19. Macintosh, Linux: Fixed palette handling problem on multi-screens
  20. Windows: in some tutorials, squares appeared in text.

Minor versions

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2m / Melody Assistant v7.6.2m (May 29, 2012)

  1. The "syringe" tool actions on rests have been extended. It's now possible to inject a dot or an ornament to a rest.
  2. Positioning of line between notehead and text in "rule text" ornament has been improved
  3. MusicXML Import: chord tags are now processed as staff-related chord line..
  4. Parameter curve editing: better display of curves usage status in the pop-up menu
  5. Better display of the target when inserting tempo changes: rests are now taken into account.
  6. New replacement patterns have been added in header and footer edit
  1. Possible crash when a note that is involved in a slur or a special beam was replaced by a new note.
  2. Problem with accented characters in document template names.
  3. When editing lyrics text with a non-100% scale, some graphic updates were not properly performed
  4. In some scores that included complex tempo changes and a note with a negative delay, playing could go out of sync.
  5. Fixed parameter curve editing on a staff other than the first one.
  6. Harmony Assistant: Closing a split area of the score window while playing could produce a crash.
  7. Fixed display of some shape-note heads when scale is not 100%
  8. Minor fix in ABC export.
  9. Windows / Harmony Assistant:  problem with the "Test" button in the hardware settings window that opens when the application is started for the first time.
  10. Windows: when quitting the program, clicking "Cancel" in the warning box that asks for saving the document exited anyway (without saving). 
  11. MacOS: fixed access to alternate palette icons
  12. Linux: The "standard" font, used for displaying dialog boxes, could be wrongly detected, resulting in unreadable items

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2k / Melody Assistant v7.6.2k (May 15, 2012)

  1. Now possible to extract and export pictures that are used in free objects

  1. Better sorting of fonts names in the text style palette.
  2. MusicXML import : management of multiple styles in Title/Composer/Remarks
  3. MusicXML import/export : better page settings, better positioning of text objects
  4. Windows : when selecting a font through a pop-up menu, they are sorted alphabetically
  5. Windows : MP3 export : Exported lyrics didn't show in Windows Media Player
  1. Possible crash when making a change to the score while setting a special beam or a slur.
  2. In a score sung by Virtual Singer, when the music starting point was set to bar #1, the program ignored the selected repeat number.
  3. Fixed chord display in harmonica tablatures
  4. Small glitches in ABC import/export
  5. Merged staff curve edit in page mode : only the first and last staff could be edited
  6. Fixed accented user name in page footer
  7. Harmony Assistant : fixed MP3 export of drum staves with a lyrics line
  8. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript : changing chord line font or size didn't update graphically
  9. Windows: the digital output "Test" button in the hardware setup box didn't work.
  10. Mac OS : Fixed printing of very big embedded pictures
  11. Mac OS / Harmony Assistant / MyrScript : Fixed Graph.GetPixel.

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2j / Melody Assistant v7.6.2j (May 3, 2012)

  1. When moving the middle point of an existing slur, movement will be limited in order to avoid too odd curves
  2. Editing curves on merged staves didn't work well
  3. When an audio device is not available, the box asking for adapting output to existing devices will appear less often
  4. Time signature display on tablatures has been redesigned
  5. Harmonica tablature calculation now manages grace notes (in no-symbol display mode)
  6. After updating the software, the box asking to clear the preferences won't appear anymore
  7. Importing staves from another document excluded the invisible staves
  8. Harmony Assistant: In MyrScript debugging, now possible to select variable and log window font.
  1. Possible crash when working in page mode, especially when copying/pasting notes related to rules, in edit mode limited to one bar
  2. Saving graphical data from a staff-related object resulted in a corrupted file.
  3. In some cases, MP3 export could generate an empty file
  4. Crash on MP3 export from the digital audio data import window
  5. Harmony Assistant: Fixed crash when applying default tuning on tablatures
  6. Harmony Assistant / Myrscript: Possible crash when clicking the "stop" icon in step-by-step debugging
  7. Harmony Assistant / MyrScript / MacOS: Fixed a font problem on Macintosh in the AddOrnament function
  8. Windows: Some pictures inserted on score could appear on a black background when printing
  9. MacOS: Printing some BMP pictures could fail
  10. MacOS: 8-bits PICT display could be incorrect

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2i / Melody Assistant v7.6.2i (April 19 2012)


  1. Transparency management (alpha channel) for picture objects in GIF, PNG ... format
  2. New harmonica tablature display: hole number on two rows (draw/blow)
  3. Now possible to define Lydian tuning for diatonic harmonicas
  1. New calculation of tempo object default size
  2. Better positioning of break symbol text at end of bar (DS, DC...)
  3. Better management of merged staves with priority tablature
  4. MP3 export: when several staves with lyrics are present, now possible to select which one to use
  5. MP3 export: Better compatibility of ID3 tags with Windows Media Player
  6. ABC import now manages ISO 8859 (Windows) and UTF-8 character encoding
  7. ABC export can be set up to generate either of these formats
  1. Fixed control handle display when moving a dynamic in page mode
  2. Fixed cursor trail when inserting a tempo object
  3. Possible crashes when editing / loading tablatures
  4. Possible problems when using ornaments related to a clef
  5. Possible crashes when editing and adding picture objects
  6. Positioning and music duration problem when no break symbol is present and the list of played bars is fixed.
  7. Virtual Singer: problem in the singer language default value when not recognized
  8. Linux: impossible to print twice in a row from the preview window
  9. Harmony Assistant : possible crashes in Band In A Box file import

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2h / Melody Assistant v7.6.2h (March 28 2012)


  1. MP3 Export: lyrics can be exported in the MP3 file, as a full text or as synchronized lyrics
  2. MP3 import: synchronized lyrics or full text les paroles en texte complet ou syllabes synchronisées sont importées.
  3. Windows: now embedding a low latency software synthesizer, in order to provide echo for master MIDI keyboard input (Hardware configuration, "MIDI Echo" section)
  1. A "patch" for "Grand Piano 1" and "Grand Piano 1 Soft" sounds of the GOLD 2 sound base has been included. Fix is therefore automatic.
  2. Detection of new versions of the program has been improved
  3. A graphic mark enables to locate the first note to which a dynamic applies.
  4. When inserting and moving (de)crescendo, ottava or smooth tempo change, notes that match the beginning and the end of the action are marked
  5. "Real-time" MIDI input: Midi echo device is set to the instrument of the selected staff
  6. Change in the order of the phonemes to be recorded in RealSinger to create a new voice
  7. MP3 export: Now possible to select the tag format:: old format, ID3 ISO 8859 or ID3 Unicode.
  8. When pasting notes with automatic beaming deactivated, original stem directions an beaming are preserved
  9. Some text operations have been sped up
  10. Accuracy improvement when inserting dynamics
  11. Improvement in tablature calculation on merged (multi-voice) staves
  12. When moving a text object in the staff margin that follows a multi-rest bar doesn't "break" the rest anymore.
  13. MusicXML Import/Export: processing of slurs used as ties.
  14. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML Export: change in the multi-rest bar export, in order to improve compatibility with other programs
  15. Harmony Assistant: When running the application, script browsing has been sped up.
  16. Harmony Assistant: Better display of script names in the keyboard shortcut map.
  17. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the NoteWorthy import script
  18. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the Finale import script (beaming and triplet problems).
  19. Harmony Assistant: Improvement and fixes in the "About scripts" summary
  20. Harmony Assistant: Now possible to change column width in the MyrScript variables window
  21. Windows/Linux: Double echo when inserting a note in step-by-step MIDI input has been removed
  1. Possible crash when deleting bars that contains slurs or special beams
  2. Trills and some other ornaments could not play the right notes when last bar repeat symbols are present on the staff
  3. Possible crash in multi-voice tablature management
  4. Fixed position of break symbols (D.C, D.S) over multi-rest bars
  5. When deleting or inserting bars, some lyrics text styles could be altered.
  6. Fixed a problem in automatic dot positioning within a chord
  7. Crashes when moving a dynamic, text, line, graphic from a staff to another in scroll mode when displaying distances
  8. Fixed lyrics line count when unmasking lyric cells
  9. Fixed problem in masked lyric cells when loading a file
  10. Unmasking lyric cells could make an extra bar appear at the end of the piece
  11. Possible problems when displaying lyrics at the end of the score in page mode
  12. Fixed problem in Italian resources.
  13. Fixed a problem in default templates. 
  14. Fixed ABC import module (custom key signatures)
  15. Fixed resizing problems in symbol-related picture object
  16. Fixed a problem with the hammer tool
  17. Cosmetic problem of stem end over the beams
  18. Graphics color could be incorrect on printed page
  19. Fixed MusicXML import problems
  20. Fixed mouse pointer display when inserting some dynamics
  21. Fixed "Da segno", "Da coda" display when inserting.
  22. Possible file corruption when using digital tracks
  23. Several errors have been fixed in display and edit of styled text (containing font, size, color... changes)
  24. Some trills didn't play well when the staff contains previous bar repeat symbols.
  25. Possible crash when deleting bars if there were slurs or special beams over a barline
  26. Adjusting slurs on a priority tablature moved the slurs too far away from notes
  27. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export, null <backup> and <forward> could confuse some other programs.
  28. Harmony Assistant: Problems in keyboard note input when a document is split into several areas
  29. Harmony Assistant: Fixed display/edit of line number in the MyrScript manual
  30. Harmony Assistant: Fixed some interactive samples in the MyrScript manual
  31. Harmony Assistant: Fixed SAMPA extraction in MyrScript when there are language changes in the lyrics.
  32. Windows: problems in standard mouse pointer management (window resizing arrows)
  33. Mac OS X: Fixed MIDI output
  34. Linux: Fixed GetCapability
  35. Linux: Fixed filehandle overload

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2g / Melody Assistant v7.6.2g (February 15th 2012)

  1. Improvement of accidental automatic positioning
  2. Improvement of automatic language recognition in Virtual Singer 
  3. Enlargement of the area on the left of the staff, that makes the score scroll when expanding the selection range with the mouse
  4. When syntax errors are present in multi-piece ABC files, the alert now appears only once.
  5. MIDI Import: improvement in GOLD base sound / MIDI program change matching.
  6. When inserting a dynamics, the Shift key deactivates the automatic magnetism to the previous dynamics line
  7. Internal management of file access paths have been sped up
  8. Windows: Mouse cursor zooming is now available in any display depth, in all Windows versions.
  1. An extra measure could be added at the end when masking lyrics lines
  2. Editing lyrics (Staff > Edit lyrics) deleted the text styles
  3. Fixed lyrics position after some operations that change the score structure
  4. Possible problems when undoing the last command (Edit > Undo) when music is playing
  5. Fixed possible crashes when playing digital tracks or Virtual Singer
  6. Fixed possible crash when playing a Virtual Singer staff that contains characters impossible to sing
  7. Possible crash when forcing the default note stem direction of a staff
  8. Graphical fix: Ghost plots when moving a free object
  9. Graphical fix: Plots when inserting a crescendo
  10. Graphical fix: Missing parts when editing a styled text
  11. Fixed minor memory leaks
  12. Fixed a palette positioning problem in "magnetic" mode
  13. Fixed activity of staff-related chord line play mode when creating it
  14. Harmony Assistant, ETF import: fixed accented characters management, unbreakable spaces and rest triplets
  15. Harmony Assistant, Macintosh: fixed background of imported pictures
  16. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash when exporting a score that contains rules to MusicXML format
  17. MyrScript: Inserting pieces of text in a styled text could erase some following styles
  18. Macintosh: Fixed fretted instrument tuning file saving
  19. Linux: some document templates were missing

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2f / Melody Assistant v7.6.2f (February 1st 2012)

  1. Now possible to insert the document creator's name in any new document default header or footer (<name> tag)
  2. Harmony Assistant: the NoteWorthy import now manages shape notes (Fasola)
  3. Harmony Assistant: the NoteWorthy import now manages staff grouping symbols (brackets and braces in the margin)
  4. In special text, a new separator, "/", enables to unbeam notes within a tuplet group.
  1. Fixed an error in tablature calculation
  2. Fixed a problem in the display of the new $Q anf $Y commands from version 9.6.2d/7.6.2d
  3. Changing a tempo object value by right-clicking it might not work properly.
  4. When deleting bars, the lyrics following the delete point might be deleted
  5. Problem in handling and moving text ornaments when written using the Stoccata music font
  6. Background of lyrics text that is never played appeared in gray on printed page
  7. Offset between the stem and the notehead when using a symbol scale other than 100%
  8. Windows: problem when editing text in Stoccata music font

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2e / Melody Assistant v7.6.2e (January 23rd 2012)

  1. Better sync between the sound and the pressed key on the Virtual Keyboard
  2. Some minor changes in harmonica tablatures
  3. Harmony Assistant: Improvement when forcing the number of pages, when the required value cannot be reached
  4. Harmony Assistant: The NoteWorthy import script now manages v2.5
  5. Windows: product version can now be seen in their installer's properties
  1. In the music following box, pressing a key that is not available in the list could generate a crash.
  2. Loading or saving a file whose name starts with "-" inserted a separation line in the "Open recent" menu
  3. In karaoke mode, lyrics text did not appear
  4. When loading old files, the staff object masking option wasn't managed well
  5. The staccato dot could disappear at small scales
  6. Harmony Assistant: The "Cancel" button in the printing option box could generate a crash
  7. Harmony Assistant: On Windows, file names containing accented characters weren't managed well in the user Web space management (MUSL).
  8. Harmony Assistant Possible crashes when playing a score that only contains digital tracks
  9. Windows: Loading or saving a file with the ";" in its name made the application crash when opening the "Open recent" menu

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2d / Melody Assistant v7.6.2d (January 16, 2012)

  1. Anti-aliasing for most of objects display (*)
  2. Document templates appearance has been improved
  3. New method for automatic language detection in Virtual Singer
  4. New management of multiple rests, more logical and more compact (*)
  5. In page header, page footer and free text, two new commands have been added:
    - $Q: page number, only displayed if more than one page in the document (no need to display "1" when there is only one page)
    - $Y: score creation year (for copyright)
  6. Better management of invisible key change (*).
  7. Harmony Assistant: New default display scale when creating a new document
  1. Program could block when displaying complex tuplets
  2. Management of graphical objects containing a great number of Bezier curves
  3. Default font for chord grid, defined in global setup, is now used when creating a new document
  4. When adding lyrics to a staff, the lyrics line could be misplaced
  5. Possible crash in tablature creation
  6. Linux: Curve printing (slurs, braces...)
  7. Windows: display problem on "My xxx" fonts, provided with the software
  8. Windows: some palette icons, as well as some musical symbols (for instance dots) could disappear from screen at low scale.
(*) These improvements might change the appearance of scores created with previous versions of the software.

Harmony Assistant v9.6.2c / Melody Assistant v7.6.2c (January 3, 2011)

  1. Fixed a problem of epidemic file corruption
  2. Fixed additional space for lyrics when applied to all staves
  3. Melody Assistant: Fixed default display scale for new documents
  4. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: fixed conditional part (endings) export, as well as empy bars (rest) export.
  5. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: copying a document now manages views
  6. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: copying the selection is now configurable
  7. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: fixed CreateFolder.
  8. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: fixed a crash that affected the Instrument Group Generator script

Harmony Assistant 9.6.0 - Melody Assistant 7.6.0

March 2011


  1. Embedding of the Kooplet search engine (new icon in the "Edit tools" palette)
  2. In order to simplify the license management of our products, a new "Manage my licenses" option has appeared. On Windows, this option is available in the "?" menu, and on Macintosh in the application's menu.
  3. Harmony Assistant: Management and printing of tablatures for Zither
  4. New available keyboard shortcuts:
    - Tempo tool activation
    - Clef change activation
    - Time signature change activation
    - Key signature change activation
  5. Now possible to set a note split duration greater than its actual duration. The note then appears longer than the real duration.
  6. Possible to select the appearance of the eighth rest: "modern" look, as it appeared in the previous versions, and "ancient" look, in which it appears as an inverted sixteenth rest
  7. New symbol fonts, that can be used in any text input
  8. Harmony Assistant: New music fonts, new management of the font list for an easier use. Possible to set the font for a new document.


  1. When a crescendo/decrescendo is inserted, it now matched what is shown on the mouse pointer.
  2. In the note duration change box, the default value is now the one selected in the palette.
  3. In order to avoid confusion, the note head shape selected in the "Note display tools" palette is no more memorized when exiting the program. It is now reset to the default value (round full head shape).
  4. For single-button mouse users, Ctrl+Click can be used instead of the long right click.
  5. When opened, the Jukebox window now fits the screen dimension.
  6. When changing the character size in the staff appearance, dynamics and text position is recalculated to fit the new staff height.
  7. Jukebox: the purely alphabetical sort has been replaced by an alpha/digit mixed sort
  8. Improvement of dotted notes management by the quantize algorithm.
  9. Holding the Shift key down while loading a file saved with an old version moves back the dynamics and tempo changes to their original position.
  10. MusicXML import: better management of empty lyrics (repeat the previous line)
  11. MusicXML import: New management of beamed tuplets.
  12. When importing a multi-score files in ABC format, it is now possible to listen to the tunes before selecting the one to load and edit.
  13. Virtual Singer: now possible to apply a semi-tone offset to the Virtual Singer voice.
  14. Harmony Assistant, Tabledit import: management of Dulcimer tablatures


  1. Editing a symbol could ruin the page layout
  2. Fixed problem of slur handles grabbing.
  3. Fixed text ornament style edit when they are at their default value
  4. Fixed problem of slur move
  5. Fixed problem of stem size on guitar tablatures
  6. Fixed problem of beam display of a guitar tablature when an offset is required between the note and its stem.
  7. Search on the interface didn't include User Spaces
  8. Fixed problem of list update
  9. Fixed problem of child palettes opening from the master palette
  10. Fixed problem of key shortcuts in the virtual keyboard
  11. Fixed problem of zoomed user windows when loading
  12. Fixed minor problem in copy/paste
  13. Fixed problem of music playing from the album
  14. Fixed display problem in the chord line
  15. Fixed display problem of "barres" in some chord diagrams
  16. Fixed problem on "undo"
  17. Fixed crash in S3M import (index overflow)
  18. Fixed multi-staves ABC file export problem
  19. Fixed problem of note duration in ABC import
  20. Fixed overflow in MIDI import on some very special files
  21. Fixed "duplicate note with inverted stem" when several notes are selected.
  22. Fixed cursor appearance when inserting a crescendo/decrescendo.
  23. Fixed crash when forcing the played bar list to an empty list, when the score includes a digital track.
  24. Fixed problem when in accidental display on grace notes
  25. Fixed key signature display problem when the clef is hidden
  26. Fixed user keyboard shortcut saving.
  27. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem of margin in GuitarPro import
  28. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem on NoteWorthy import (dynamics)
  29. Harmony Assistant: Fixed Tabledit import
  30. Harmony Assistant: Fixed Finale import.
  31. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML import:  full-bar rests management was wrong, that could generate rests of uneven durations in non-empty bars
  32. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem of accordion tablature calculation on grace notes.
  33. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem in the MUSL space management. 
  34. Harmony Assistant: Fixed digital instrument group generation script.
  35. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem in font setting on lyrics text script
  36. Macintosh: Fixed drag and drop problem 
  37. Macintosh: Fixed minor problem (cosmetic) on installer
  38. Macintosh: Fixed text rotation problem 
  39. Macintosh: Fixed relation between file extensions and our programs

Minor versions

Harmony Assistant v9.6.0c / Melody Assistant v7.6.0c (March 17, 2011)

  1. On Windows, implementation of a copy/paste menu from a mouse right-click on any editable field. On Macintosh, partial implementation, only on fields that edit a styled text.
  1. Yamaha style file (.STY) import: better management of files that do not comply with the MIDI file specifications, save by a PSR S550.
  2. When adding a slur between two notes of same pitch, the graphical appearance of a tie is applied
  1. Kooplet search: possible crash when clicking or double-clicking at the end of the result list
  2. Kooplet search: possible crash when  the Internet connection was unavailable
  3. Kooplet search: possible crash when playing the note pattern in its context
  4. If a negative pitch offset was set to a Virtual Singer voice, it became positive when loading the file.
  5. Fixed a problem when setting up the palette scale.
  6. Macintosh PPC: Fixed mail sending

Harmony Assistant v9.6.0d / Melody Assistant v7.6.0d (March 24, 2011)

  1. Fixed graphical appearance slurs on consecutive notes of same pitch
  2. Kooplet search: better management of filenames that contain non-standard characters
  3. Fixed graphical glitches in keyboard shortcut editing
  4. Harmony Assistant, MusicXML import: some chords were incorrectly considered as arpeggiated.

Harmony Assistant v9.6.0f / Melody Assistant v7.6.0f (March 28, 2011)

  1. In Harmony Assistant, when running an unregistered version, a button leads to the licence management panel.
  1. The automatic slur setting was reset when double-clicking the slur to edit it
  2. Windows: some Internet accesses (tutorials, MyrScript manual...) didn't work properly


Translation of the new features in the program interface:
Dutch: Roeland Bekker
German: Lutz Stalhofen
Italian: Pietro Cecchi
Japanese: Norio Kusumoto
Portuguese: Carlos Pinto de Oliveira
Spanish: Jose Alfredo Oliveira &  José Luís Blasco

Harmony Assistant 9.5

Melody Assistant 7.5

April 2010 - February 2011

The main new feature in this version is the Myriad User Score Library (MUSL)
A Web space to share music scores on line is offered to any user of the Harmony Assistant software. These scores can be viewed, played or printed by the visitors who have previously installed the Myriad plug-in, freeware.
You will publish your tunes easily in a few clicks directly from Harmony Assistant. A part of your user space is public and the other private, protected by a password.


  1. Direct access to MUSL from the application
  2. New MyrScript version. See MyrScript manual for all changes
  3. Fretted tab palette improvement. New display modes are provided. When the select cursor is on the score, the note is shown in the palette.
  4. Improvements on all import scripts.
  5. New script to hide all dynamics
  6. Palette sizes can be changed: Shift+Click on the title.
  7. In the "Virtual Keyboard", when the select cursor is on the score, the note is shown in the palette.
  8. Chord diagrams can be displayed in relative or absolute colors (Global Setup > Appearance)
     A new section in the manual explains this color notation.
  9. Real time MIDI input improvement
  10. MIDI file format improvement
  11. Stem direction computation improvement
  12. Note contexual menu: change note or group of notes to rest.
  13. Scroll mode: invisible rests are displayed in grey
  14. Free texts and free texts objects, tag $W provides a clickable URL
  15. Staff display mode : lyrics size can be adjusted to staff scale.
  16. Jukebox : total time spent on a document can be displayed
  17. Better display of chords names in chord grid.
  18. When staff scale is changed, dynamics position is adapted
  19. Alternate position in harmonica tab.
  20. In harmonica setup you can define extra holes.


  1. Picture fine position
  2. Accordion tablatures
  3. Chord manual beaming
  4. Ties display
  5. Alternate position on tabs
  6. Ornaments display
  7. Selected note moving
  8. Metronome in digital export
  9. "Repeat previous bar" display
  10. Paper size is not displayed when control handles are hidden
  11. Windows position at start up
  12. TimeCode script

Minor versions

Harmony Assistant 9.5.0c / Melody Assistant 7.5.0c (April 19th 2010)

  1. Fixed extra rests that appeared while playing the score
  2. Fixed crash when using the virtual keyboard palette
  3. The "Use .myr extension instead of .mus" check box hadn't any effect (always considered as active)
  4. Two options weren't translated in Spanish in the "Internet" menu
  5. Fixed a problem of OMeR registration code management in Melody/Harmony
  6. Portuguese version of the interface has been completed (Thanks to Zeca)
  7. Text of the program interface in English have veen proofread and amended
  8. User sound selection problems have been fixed
  9. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash when pressing the backspace key on an empty password when accessing the MUSL space management
  10. Harmony Assistant: FIxed "Guitar & color" script
  11. Harmony Assistant: Changing a script text can now be undone through the "Actions" palette
  12. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the "Input along pattern" script
  13. On Windows, important alert messages didn't appear in a box anymore, but on the MyrScript log window
  14. Windows: keyboard shortcut filenames couldn't include accented characters
  15. Windows 95,98,ME: it was impossible to run the program when the Unicode library (unicows) is installed

Harmony Assistant 9.5.0d / Melody Assistant 7.5.0d (May 4th 2010)

  1. Improvement in the way Virtual Singer performs melismas
  2. MU3 format export : some parts of the digital tracks could not be saved properly
  3. Fixed crash when splitting a staff according to rules
  4. Fixed stem sizes on guitar tablature
  5. Improvement in dot placement on rhythmic guitar tablatures
  6. The reduced sets of demonstration files provided with the Web version of Harmony/Melody has been amended
  7. Negative delays on notes are now properly performed
  8. MIDI Export: some note durations could slow down the export, or even lead to a crash
  9. Harmony Assistant: Finale import has been improved, in order to avoid that improper characters in text objects could disturb the score processing
  10. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the "Input along pattern" script
  11. Harmony Assistant: Fixed the "guitar fingering" script (when no document is loaded)
  12. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: stem sizes on secondary staves of a group (e.g. piano bass staff) were not properly saved
  13. Windows: when opening a contextual menu on ruler or staff, the mouse pointer had to be moved slightly before being able to select the first menu option
  14. Windows: Packed MusicXML export (.mxl) didn't work well
  15. Windows Vista/7: at the end of the install process, the system displayed an alert box, saying thet the program could not be properly installed
  16. Macintosh: Fixed Unicode fields input

Harmony Assistant 9.5.0e / Melody Assistant 7.5.0e (May 6th 2010)

  1. Fixed a problem in keyboard input on some dialog boxes (tempo change, break symbols...)
  2. The arpeggio mark is now played by default
  3. Harmony Assistant: improved arpeggio management in MusicXML import/export

Harmony Assistant 9.5.1 / Melody Assistant 7.5.1 (June 9th 2010)

  1. New layout for the virtual keyboard
  2. It is now possible to define the way tied rests are split.
  3. Harmony Assistant: A "draft" mode, with a selectable density, enables to save ink when printing scores (available from the print preview)
  1. Default placement of the "previous bar repeat" symbol
  2. Better tolerance when recording RealSinger phonemes
  3. Key signature management when adding a staff on a score in concert key mode
  4. When the score is set up to display nothing (all bars excluded from printing), it is now impossible to switch to page mode after the alert.
  5. Better graphical update of the virtual keyboard after a change in its settings, and better management of very short notes.
  6. Better management of staff groups, insertion, deletion and move in the miscellaneous views
  7. Improvement of chord editing in the chord grid
  8. Forced chords in the chord grid are not recomputed when loading the file, only the note name is possibly adapted according to the latin/anglo-saxon notation
  9. Minimal thickness of the slurs on screen has been reduced in order to get a sharper rendering
  10. Performance improvement for multi-bar tied notes display, engraving mode positioning, and tied notes display in general.
  11. Better graphic adjustment of currently edited note marker on staves with lyrics
  12. Windows: the printing session name is now correct when the score name contains accented characters. This name appears in the Windows spooler, and is used as default file name by PDF pseudo-printers.
  13. Harmony Assistant: Fixed part list management, management of complex key signatures and upper mordent ornamement in ABC import/export.
  14. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the NoteWorthy import module
  15. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of the Finale import module
  1. Display problems on virtual keyboard
  2. Tuning display on guitar tablatures
  3. Moving notes on guitar tablatures when the "limit editing to one bar" mode is not active
  4. Fixed break symbols display
  5. Memory loss when using views
  6. Size of the scroll bars when opening a document
  7. Melisma display problems
  8. Many buffer overflow fixes when the staff name is very long.
  9. Fixed crash in the chord grid try, when the document contains no staff
  10. Fixed note durations in Virtual Singer, in quite rare cases
  11. Fixed display problem in chords made of tied notes of different durations
  12. An error in the custom harmonica tablature file structure could prevent proper reading of old files. The problem has been fixed, and the compatibility between versions restored
  13. Harmony Assistant: problem when defining a harmonica without any hole
  14. Harmony Assistant: "Microtonal accidentals" script
  15. Windows: fixed problems when selecting digital output low quality mode.

Harmony Assistant 9.5.1e / Melody Assistant 7.5.1e (June 17th 2010)

  1. Fixed problems in mixers
  2. Problem of stem direction in note edit window
  3. Adjustments in MusicXML import
  4. Item shifting in some languages in the print preview windows
  5. Fixed CMF import
  6. Bad positioning in score view when editing a note
  7. Harmony Assistant: fixed PackFile and UnpackFile MyrScript functions
  8. Harmony Assistant: fixed XMZ import
  9. Windows: Crash on non-MMX compatible processors
  10. Macintosh: possible error when extracting file lists

Harmony Assistant 9.4

Melody Assistant 7.4

April 2008 - March 2010

This version of Harmony Assistant (v9.4) and Melody Assistant (v7.4) introduces important new features and improvements. In particular, Harmony Assistant introduces the notion of "views". Views are a different way of displaying a same score, completely or partially. They enable to display and work on some staves only, and to select a different page setup in each view.
For instance, if your document contains a whole orchestral score (conductor score), you can define a view for each instrument in the orchestra so that each performer could receive only the sheet music that matches their instrument.


  1. To each document can be related a set of "views". A view is a different way of displaying the same score.
  2. Object types to be processed by "copy" and "delete" can be selected through the "Edit >Apply to..." menu option
  3. Grace notes can now form chords.
  4. Now possible to change the way notes are beamed inside a triplet group.
  5. New note attribute to display the dot at an alternate position.
  6. In the staff appearance, offset between lyrics lines can be defined.
  7. Tuplet brackets can be inverted, resized and moved finely
  8. The engraver mode has now an "enhanced" setting, with which scores are more readable and more compact (default)
  9. Automatic subdivision of the secondary beams, to group notes on beat fractions. Can be set up from the score appearance panel, "Notes" section.
  10. Tuplet brackets (or other symbol) can be inverted relatively to the stem direction. Vertical and horizontal distance between the symbol and the stem can be adjusted. The tuplet value can also be moved vertically.
  11. Secondary beam size can be limited (lines and beams in the staff appearance panel) (*)
  12. For each staff line, cautionary clef, key and time signature can be displayed at the end of the line. Printing mode that displays automatically changes at the end of lines has to be disabled.
  13. Inserting a note through a right click overrides the "limit editing to one bar" setting.
  14. Caption display for score targets.
  15. Quick creation/deletion of targets via the ruler contextual menu
  16. New printing mode, that can be toggled on or off in the global settings : hi-quality printout through a picture.
  17. New effects: drummer left and right hand, inverted bow
  18. In global setup, "Ornaments" section, the default positioning for each kind of ornament type can be set up. This setting will be applied to newly created ornaments while "default" mode is selected in the palette.
  19. Ornaments whose appearance changes according to their relative position to the note stem are automatically adapted if the ornament positioning is defined as "relative to the note stem". This behaviour can be switched of from the global setup, "Ornaments" section.
  20. Typeface for digital value of multiple rests and multiple repetitions can be changed from the document appearance settings.
  21. Software install in roaming mode
  22. New management of note Copy/Cut/Paste, in order to avoid staves to go out of sync.
  23. Objects kinds that will be managed by Copy/Paste can be selected through "Edit > Apply to" menu option.
  24. New settings in the score display: automatic slur calculation, tuplet bracket thickness, grace note slur thickness, font and style selection for displaying digital values in multi-rests and multi-repeats.
  25. Harmony: Right-clicking the "Action" palette icon enables to select in a list the kind of objects managed by Copy/Paste.
  26. Packed MusicXML (.mxl) format import
  27. Harmony: Packed MusicXML (.mxl) format export.
  28. Harmony: Fine position deletion can now be partial (selectable)
  29. Windows: new "Vista" skin for the graphical interface
  30. Harmony: In page mode, pages can now be displayed one above the other instead of side by side (Right-click on the document desktop).
  31. Harmony: Selection of object kinds on which "copy" and "erase" apply can be done through a right-click on the matching icon in the "Actions" palette.
  32. Harmony: New version of MyrScript, that includes and manages the new attributes.
  33. Linux: Wine is detected, and character fonts are selected accordingly.
(*) This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores that use this notation.


  1. The engraver mode takes the parenthesis around accidentals into account. (*)
  2. In engraver mode, better management of notes that are displayed as several tied notes (*)
  3. In engraver mode, now possible to define the spacing for 32nd and 64th notes
  4. A grouping symbol (brace, bracket) can be put on a single staff.
  5. If a group that contains several staves is reduced locally to a unique staff (when "don't print empty staves" is active), we can specify that the grouping symbol is displayed anyway (grouping symbol contextual menu)
  6. When a lyrics line is left empty in order to repeat the previous line, the text style of this line is kept when generating the complete text for Karaoke.
  7. Copy/Paste notes: when "automatic beaming" is deactivated, only compute beams when necessary (pasting on a staff with a different clef than the original one)
  8. Text" free objects that include special text (music symbols...) now take the style information into account (*)
  9. The origin of a slur that links tied notes is now the first tied note, and the slur target us the last tied note (*)
  10. New window for editing grace notes, enabling to change their relative order.
  11. Improvement of drawing accuracy for curves (braces, slurs...)
  12. Better positioning for text effects attached to notes (*)
  13. Right-clicking an object opens a contextual menu for quick changes. This applies to clefs, keyt and time signatures, tuplets, dynamics, note accidentals.
  14. "Edit > Select > Object type" selects all the objects of the chosen kind within the selection area
  15. Right-clicking a slur enables to ask for the curve to avoid notes. Slurs can be computed to avoid notes, or effects related to notes, when a change is made to the document. This can be switched off globally through the "Options" menu, or for each slur by right-clicking it.
    Automatic calculation settings can be changed in the document appearance setup.
  16. Stem positioning for "+" noteheads (*)
  17. Possible to move finely text, chord diagrams, pictures, dynamics or effects through keyboard
  18. Right-clicking the chord grid enables to change quickly the chord value : all the chords already present in the grid are displayed
  19. Display order of note duration has been changed in "change duration"
  20. Staccato, staccatissimo, and other related effects: default settings have been changed
  21. Duration changed for notes in the selection range: better management of triplets
  22. New algorithm for automatic beaming, more limited to the area that changed
  23. New algorithm for automatic stem direction
  24. Graphical improvement for dotted slur (*)
  25. Clicks in the digital output related to the use of the "Chorus/Flanger" processor have been removed
  26. "Hammer On", "Pull-off", etc effects don't display over slurs anymore when marked as "invisible" (*)
  27. Engraver mode parameters are taken into account when displaying a digital track.
  28. Engraver mode parameters are taken into account when displaying chord line and lyrics line on an empty bar. (*)
  29. Master volume knob in the reduced mixer palette
  30. Better calculation of the space reserver to key signature when staves are hidden (*)
  31. More precise adjustment for tablature symbols
  32. Improvement of staff line positioning in EPS export
  33. Improvement of MusicXML import: default lyrics size, slur curvature
  34. Note velocity editing through parameter curves is now displayed as histograms instead of a contuinuous curve.
  35. Document templates have been graphically homogenized
  36. Margin settings are better maintained when inserting or deleting bars in a score.
  37. Moving a note within its fine area is now made through Alt Click again instead of Alt Shift Click
  38. In the User Interface, event loops that could consume 100% of CPU have been removed.
  39. New display for delay and pressure time curve (histogram)
  40. Harmony Assistant: in enhanced engraver mode, boundaries for the find position of the note have been improved
  41. Harmony Assistant: In page mode, ruler and staff-related mini-icons are now translucent
  42. Harmony Assistant: "Change lyrics style" script now processes lyrics on several lines
  43. Harmony Assistant: Instruments for the metronome are now properly created when a file is imported through a script
  44. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML export: Improvement of lyrics style export, invisible rests now properly processed, as well as chords made of notes of different duration.
  45. Windows: printing session name appearing in the Windows spool
  46. Windows: better management of fonts for languages displayed right to left
  47. Windows: new version of the installer
(*) This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores that use this notation.


  1. Bar width in engraver mode when a "repeat the last two bars" symbol is present (*)
  2. "Printing options > Apply" sometimes hung
  3. Some break symbole or barlines at the end of a line could be "cropped" when printing
  4. Tied notes calculation now avoid to give triplets as far as possible.
  5. When changing key signature on a staff, hidden time signature changes sometimes unexpectedly reappeared.
  6. Wrong management of accidented notes that include grace notes, when transposing without changing graphical position
  7. Ghost rests management when inserting a "repeat two previous bars" symbol
  8. Virtual Singer: modulation after a syllable containing a punctuation mark is now silent.
  9. Virtual Singer voice calculation could not be interrupted on some very long scores
  10. Effects size on staves with non-standard character height (*)
  11. Copy/Paste of both notes and dynamics: the two kind of objects are now in sync when pasting.
  12. Clef change position when inserting it in the middle of an empty bar
  13. Stem direction are now recalculated when offsetting a group of notes up or down
  14. Stem direction calculation when changing the "concert key" state
  15. Size of the dots in the repeat start and repeat end barlines now depends on the staff size (*)
  16. Fixed display problems on merged staves, when the staves have a different scale.
  17. Harmony Assistant: Edit/Change/Move an "effect processor" object on a grid (accompaniment, rhythm) in page mode
  18. Lyrics positioning in Gregorian mode
  19. Copy/Paste of cross-staves special beams and slurs
  20. MIDI performance and export when grace notes are present on notes linked by a slur
  21. Calculation of number of pages when changing paper size in graphical export.
  22. Priority tablature and Banjo 5th string
  23. Grace note display in baroque Lute tablatures (*)
  24. Paper size in graphical export
  25. Fixed graphical problem when music is playing in scroll mode
  26. MusicXML Import: double-dotted notes are now processed properly
  27. MIDI export: fixed problem in MIDI Type 1 export, when several staves with different instruments share the same channel.
  28. Tenor clef display
  29. Invalid text could be entered in lyrics. Forbidden characrters are now filtered.
  30. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: wrong clef position when the change occurred on an empty bar
  31. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: invalid characters in lyrics are now filtered out.
  32. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: default stem size
  33. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: time and key signature manangement on upbeat bars
  34. Harmony Assistant: correction of "microtuned accidentals" script
  35. Harmony Assistant forWindows : MyrScript - Internet.DownloadFile(...) doesn't return the headers of the downloaded file anymore
  36. Harmony Assistant for Windows: MyrScript - OpenMovieFile now manages pathes that contain accented characters.
  37. Windows: Fixed crash when no printer was defined, then a new printer installed.
  38. Windows: Fixed problems of multiple copy printout under Vista
(*) This can slightly change the appearance of existing scores that use this notation.

Minor versions

Harmony Assistant 9.4.1 / Melody Assistant 7.4.1 (April 29th 2008)

  1. Harmony Assistant: Improvement in hidden time signature management when importing a Finale file
  2. Improvement in margin calculation when importing a MusicXML file
  3. Fixed accidental problem on note cursor when the staff begins with an accidented grace note.
  4. Digital track editing: in the list, the selected track is chosen by default
  5. Fixed part end marker display on multi-rest bar
  6. Fixed provlems in copy/paste of non-continuous note selection
  7. Fixed slur direction invertion through Edit > Appearance
  8. Note edit tab changes have been speeded up
  9. Fixed miscellaneous problems and crashes when notes with lyrics have been pasted on a staff without a lyrics line.
  10. Improvement in accuracy of the horizontal size of justified systems

Harmony Assistant 9.4.2 / Melody Assistant 7.4.2 (May 6th-7th 2008)

  1. Graphic issue after editing a note
  2. Fine positionning of part end marker
  3. Problem when a "repeat last bar" symbole was shifted and didn't match an exact bar start
  4. Editing a text effect related to a note through right click > Edit
  5. Wrong paste position whan the cursor was at the very end of a bar
  6. Cursor positioning problem when deleting notes with the Backspace key
  7. Paste problem when an invisible Tempo staff was present
  8. Rules edit: crash when selecting the effect to apply (Special button)
  9. Impossible to select the "note group" effects speed
  10. Possible crash when editing a tuplet related to the last notes of a staff
  11. Fixed key signature problem in ABC import
  12. Fixed memory issue when inserting a break symbol
  13. Fixed cursor display when adding a break symbol
  14. Harmony Assistant: Problem when deleting bars at the beginning of a view
  15. Harmony Assistant: Priint All Views could print several times the same view
  16. Melody Assistant: in some cases, wrong calculation of the number of bars after deleting some

Harmony Assistant 9.4.3 / Melody Assistant 7.4.3 (May 29th 2008)

  1. New: From the jukebox, management of .mya file format, enabling to store several scores into a single file, in order to be displayed later from the Myriad Plugin or Melody Player.
  2. New: compatibility of Harmony Assistant with most of the USB footswitchs (page turners).
  3. Improvement: When displaying distances in page mode with Harmony Assistant : added distance between staff baseline and lyrics line, distance between staff top line and chord line.
  4. Improvement: When a slur is used to notate a tie, its graphical settings (position, bending, ends) mimic a tie's.
  5. To open a note contextual menu when in "Add" (pencil) mode, the Alt key has to remain pressed while right-clicking on the notehead.
  6. Fixed: styled text problem in pahe header and footer
  7. Fixed: "Antialias symbols" option of the global setup didn't have any effect on the music symbols in scroll mode.
  8. Fixed problem in "undo" after editing notes
  9. Fixed item shifts in contextual help
  10. Fixed problem of bracket adjustment when a staff was unmerged in the staff group.
  11. Fixed problem of system justifying when a cautionary clef/key/time signature was present at the end of the line
  12. Fixed graphical problem: barline at the end of a line could disappear when this line ends with a multi-bar rest
  13. Fixed wrong positionning when pasting notes or moving the selection cursor.
  14. Fixed crash when decreasing the number of voices when music is playing
  15. Fixed graphical settings of a staff line when inserting new bars
  16. Fixed the printed view when using the "Printing options" button in the preview of a single view
  17. Fixed transitional graphic problem when exiting the note settings edit box
  18. Fixed crash when defining a displayed time signature of 0/0
  19. Fixed wrong management of forced stem direction in the staff display mode edit box
  20. Fixed problem in MIDI output/export: some staves beginning with a rest became mute.
  21. Harmony : Fixed crash when moving a chord grid cell edge in page mode.
  22. Windows 95/98/ME : fixed management of the Windows' clipboard content
  23.  Windows, roaming mode, fixed access path to the settings folder. If you installed in roaming mode and wish to keep your settings, copy the "Myriad" subfolder to "ACAMPREF\Myriad"

Harmony Assistant 9.4.4 / Melody Assistant 7.4.4 (July 4th 2008)

  1. New: diatonic/chromatic clusters, obtained by a slur between two notes in a same chord
  2. New: Slur performed as a piano slide on white keys: when starting on a black key, only plays black keys in the whole range
  3. Better positionning of the effect to avoid overlapping with staff lines
  4. MusicXML import: change in the way malformed or nested beams are managed: incomplete sequences are ignored instead of considering that their end is implied
  5. Presence and size of the triplet bracket when applying it through Edit > Action > Change duration
  6. Improvement of copy/paste when the selection range contains notes on a grid drum staff
  7. Improvement of the crash feedback / troubleshooting system through a new Web front-end
  8. Adding the clipboard content (Edit > Add) now also adds graphics, chord diagrams, dynamics and FX processors.
  9. Information window when running for the first time a script written by a user
  10. Fixed template names in Japanese
  11. Fixed confusion in staff names after having added a staff to the score
  12. After deselecting the last note in a discontinuous selection, "copy" and "cut" actions remained active. Using them generated a crash
  13. Crash when adding a new digital audio track to a document
  14. Possible crash when typing "$" in a page header or footer
  15. When adding a staff to a document, removed unwanted computation of abbreviated name for the first staff in each staff group.
  16. When editing "picture" free objects: if a file other than BMP or PICT was selected, the application could crash.
  17. Screen refresh problem in print preview as well as in the tutorial window.
  18. Complete mixer, in instrument positionning mode: problem when the composer name was styled.
  19. Virtual Singer voices were not recomputed when moving the play start marker. This didn't work when the marker was moved backwards.
  20. Crash when printing keyboard shortcuts and clicking "Options" from the preview.
  21. Harmony Assistant: Finale Import: fixed problem of text conversion on files generated by a Macintosh
  22. Harmony Assistant: In some cases, recomputing target names could duplicate targets
  23. Harmony Assistant: Music following window fixed and improved when resizing, using a keyboard shortcut...
  24. Harmony Assistant: fixed a graphic artefact when displaying the note cursor on screen in non-antialiased mode
  25. Harmony Assistant: Management of .mya files in the jukebox
  26. Harmony Assistant: Problem of positionning in engraver mode, especially for selection range on digital audio tracks
  27. Harmony Assistant: wrong view content when scroll mode was forced at document loading
  28. Harmony Assistant: A new script in the Virtual Singer section enable to make it sing in another language than the 10 currently implemented. This script adds the Bulgarian language (Cyrillic and latin transliteration), other languages should follow.
  29. Mac OS X: A line drawing problem has been fixed on Mac OS X 10.4 and PPC computers. This problem is due to a malfunction in the MAC OS QuickDraw module.
  30. Mac OS X: some printer drivers (including Brother) announced a resolution of 6000 dpi. This led to pages of more than 3 billions of pixels, and to serious page setup issues.
  31. Mac OS X: When several instances of the application were launched simultaneously, text written with the Stoccata font could display wrong.
  32. Windows: The drum pattern folder was not installed by the last versions
  33. Windows: memory usage lessening when printing through a hi-definition picture

Harmony Assistant 9.4.5 / Melody Assistant 7.4.5 (July 23rd 2008)

  1. A new command has been added to the lyrics text. [%rrvvbb] enables to define the background color for the bar lyrics cell.
  2. Pauses that fill a bar are now centered on the actual bar area, without considering the bar margins.
  3. Sound echo (positionning, moving, hammer click, etc) now take the rules into account to play the note
  4. Stem direction calculation for chords when editing a note (double-click on the notehead with the lasso) have been improved
  5. Virtual Singer didn't sing the grace notes, mordent, trills, slides, etc, when the note was a melisma. This has been improved.
  6. The character in Latin is now managed by Virtual Singer
  7. When using the "syringe" tool to change a note length, the selected note length is now shown near the mouse cursor.
  8. When editing views, their index is now displayed
  9. Fixed: problem of staff group name translation when adding staves
  10. Fasola (shape note) notation: dots for notes in a chord weren't vertically aligned
  11. Problems releated to view in multi-window have been fixed
  12. Fixed problem in copy/cut/erase/paste when the right edge of the selection range was located before a short note at the end of a bar.
  13. The new staves created to receive the result of a MIDI input always got the same name (Staff 1) and were sharing the same instrument.
  14. Fixed note duplication with inverted stem when the note stem was up.
  15. When a rule didn't change the instrument, for instance for a rule that added an audible ornament, the note echo when moving over the score crashed (Global setup > Echo)
  16. Harmony Assistant: Complex searches in the phonetic file have been implemented in the "Other languages" script
  17. Windows: The SToccata music font is now properly installed

Harmony Assistant 9.4.6 / Melody Assistant 7.4.6 (August 21st 2008)

  1. When trying a digital effect processor, now plays from the first written note after the beginning of the selection range
  2. When importing a stereo digital audio track switched to mono: panning of the digital track is now centered.
  3. MIDI Export: when some notes had negative delays (sound before the written time), the export generated a score that had a small delay at the beginning.
  4. MIDI Export/Play: the way of sending bank number has been changed (MSB then LSB) to comply to the MIDI guidelines
  5. Harmony Assistant: when creating a new drum pattern, if no drum instrument is present in the file, open a pattern from "Drum Bank/DefaultDrumPattern" instead of opening an empty score.
  6. New function for displaying and printing curves (braces, ties, slurs)
  7. FASOLA: Solmization with accidentals: management of key signatures and implied accidentals
  8. Fixed a memory problem when displaying a digital track in engraver mode
  9. The automatic update didn't manage alphabetical sub-versions (e.g : 9.4.5c)
  10. Crash when printing a "two previous bars" repeat symbol, when it hadn't been displayed before
  11. Crash in the voice overflow when the "play tools" palette was opened from the master palette
  12. Fixed guitar tablatures for some rare cases
  13. Up/Down by one degree: problem in the management of implied accidentals.
  14. Problem in management of the first note in the selection range, when it had a negative graphic offset
  15. Crashes when creating, editing or deleting targets on a score without staves.
  16. Digitall effect processor edit: crash when defining a flat LFO curve, when direction is reversed.
  17. Moving notes selected individually (discontinuous selection) didn't work well outside the first staff.
  18. Crash when restarting music through the "Pause" button after having deleted staves
  19. Possible crash when changing velocities into dynamics.
  20. MusicXML 2.0 import: Management of "volume", "pan", "blank-page" and the "page" attribute in  "credits"
  21. MusicXML Import/Export: Tablatures are now written and read properly
  22. MIDI Import: Problem when loading bank number MSB/LSB
  23. Fixed problem in NoteWorthy import.
  24. Harmony Assistant: when creating a drum pattern, drum instruments added automatically could be in "user" mode.
  25. Harmony Assistant: adjustments on the Finale import script
  26. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript : Fixed GetLyricsAtBar(), that deleted text style information. 
  27. Harmony Assistant: Trying an accompaniment from its selection box while music is playing could erase the first staff of the score.
  28. Harmony Assistant: Fixed problem in all the MyrScript floating palette, when a note was edited individually on the score (double-click on the notehead with the "lasso" tool)
  29. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: The MIDI.RawPacket method didn't send the right data

Harmony Assistant 9.4.6c / Melody Assistant 7.4.6c (September 2nd 2008)

  1. Improvement in antialiased curve drawing. The drawing is now mathematically accurate.
  2. The "Voice" menu was available on staved of type "Text". The "Add voice" option generated a crash
  3. Very long delay when applying settings to the general display of selected notes
  4. Infinite loop when applying an action to the selection range on a staff with rules.
  5. Wrong calculation on rules related to the fundamental when the latter didn't start at the same time as the note.
  6. Wrong positioning when moving notes in discontinuous selection
  7. Notes with inverted heads appeared shifted on staff lines
  8. Fixed slur appearance between two consecutive notes (insertion and automatic adjustment)
  9. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Import: nested slur errors could display an alert. They are now silent.
  10. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Import: Possible overload of the time signature numerator
  11. Harmony Assistant: Fixed NoteWorthy import script

Harmony Assistant 9.4.6d / Melody Assistant 7.4.6d (October 14th 2008)

  1. MusicXML import: "Nested slurs" errors could display an alert that was difficult to get rid of.
  2. For several years, time signature change are not displayed on tablatures. This new version will display them when the related standard staff is hidden.
  3. In some cases, ghosts rests could be printed. It has been fixed.
  4. The "Voice" menu was available on "Text" staves, and the "Add voice" option crashed.
  5. Fixed a very long delay when applying settings to the global note appearance.
  6. Infinite loop when applying an action to the selection range on a staff with lyrics.
  7. Wrong calculation of rule related to fundamental when the fundamental doesn't start at the same time as the note.
  8. Wrong placement when moving notes from discontinuous selection
  9. Line shift for notes with inverted head.
  10. It was possible to override the numerator capacity in time signature while loading a MusicXML file.
  11. Crash when creating an empty (staffless) document, then adding a staff and clicking OK immediately.
  12. Crash when loading a RealSinger voice that contains an empty fragment.
  13. When creating a new document, name of the staves that have been added in "Change orchestra" and changed by the user are now preserved.
  14. Possible crash when editing a special beam
  15. When changing clef/key, the affected area now runs up to the next clef/key, even if it is a cautionary or recall marker
  16. Beam display problem in reversed special beams
  17. Virtual Singer: it wasn't possible to force the phonetics of a syllable that was not pronounced in the original language.
  18. Fixed GUI problems in dynamics/tempo object resizing
  19. Fixed melisma display problems when commands were included in the lyrics text.
  20. Improvement of TAB file import
  21. Infinite loop after editing a note when sung voice are played
  22. Harmony Assistant: New MyrScript method: Dialog.IsFrontFloatingWindow
  23. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: Fixed stack overflow when event vector were called (e.g. MouseWheel)
  24. Harmony Assistant: New MyrScript value: Score.CurrentDisplayDpi to change score display scale.
  25. Harmony Assistant: New MyrScript methods: Score.EditComments, Staff.EditBarNumbering, Staff.EditLyrics, Staff.EditTablature.
  26. Harmony Assistant: MusicXML Export: crash when the score ended with non-printed bars, and a note overlaps these bars.
  27. Harmony Assistant: MyrScript: Score.Preserve() didn't preserve the views
  28. Harmony Assistant: it was impossible to create a view without staves.
  29. Harmony Assistant : Fixed crash in MyrScript: floating palettes were incompatible with adding a staff manually
  30. Harmony Assistant: Possible crash in engraver mode, when a tuplet was cut by a barline.
  31. Harmony Assistant: Minor fixes in the NoteWorthy import.
  32. Fixed contextual menu behaviour in accordion tablatures
  33. Windows: Better name extension added to the file name when exporting or saving as.
  34. Windows: Better management of copy/paste from/to third party applications

Harmony Assistant 9.4.6e / Melody Assistant 7.4.6e (October 22nd 2008)

  1. Fixed transposition problem when adding/changing a clef.
  2. Fixed crash when using the complete mixer that is opened through the master palerre
  3. Crash when clicking with the hammer on the last pixel of a lyrics or chord line located at the bottom of a staff area.
  4. Fixed minor graphic glitch in the placard when music is scrolling (page mode off)
  5. Harmony Assistant: Improvement of slur management in Finale import.
  6. Harmony Assistant: Noteworthy import, improvement of dashes and melismas
  7. Harmony Assistant:  MyrScript: fixed problem of FirstSelectedSymbol when adding a staff.
  8. Harmony Assistant:  MyrScript: added TitleColor value for dynamics.
  9. Harmony Assistant:  Fixed GetStringStyle (was varying according to the display scale)

Harmony Assistant 9.4.7 / Melody Assistant 7.4.7 (April 21st 2009)

New features

  1. A new mode, available in global setup, "Ornaments" section, enables to display an effect only once per chord, when the chord is built or changed.
  2. Harmony Assistant: New script: Notation > Colors > Colorize accidented notes
  3. New commands in text, page header and page footer: $A, document creation date, $U, document last change date
  4. In "score" free objects, the displayed view can now be defined. The matching values have been added to MyrScript


  1. The program now loads faster
  2. Smaller delay before music starts to play
  3. Chord line/grid transposition, when chords are frozen, i.e. entered manually by the user:
    Better management of enhatmonucs, and management of the bass note (chords wih "/")
  4. Improvement of grace note detection while quantizing
  5. Improvement of slur positionning on priority tablatures
  6. Better vertical positionning of slurs on non-priority guitar tablatures
  7. In scroll mode, page starts are now shown by a thicker line than line starts
  8. Shape notes: square notehead appearance has been changed
  9. MIDI Export: MIDI time base has been optimized
  10. MIDI Import: Improvement of the graphical appearance of the result score
  11. MIDI Import: Automatic minimal quantize is applied only when necessary
  12. ABC Import: instruments are better managed
  13. "Mask palettes" and "Unmask palettes" keyboard shortcuts are now merged into "Mask/Unmask palettes"
  14. Default starting values of crescendi/decrescendi are now set according to the previous dynamics. Ending value is +/- 20% of the starting value.
  15. Default width of crescendi/decrescendi has been divided by two.
  16. Automatic computation of slur direction when building chords
  17. Improvement of display and positionning of Marcato.
  18. Improvement of ornament position when placed above or below the staff: noteheads are now avoided
  19. Homogeneisation of lyrics control handle between scroll mode and page mode.
  20. In scroll mode, ornaments related to the note and set to "invisible" are now shown in light gray (as in page mode)
  21. Protection against deleted folders when running the application
  22. Improvement of arrow ending lines display
  23. In the quick selection of chords in chord line, octaves and inversion are taken into account
  24. Better default position for fingering ornaments
  25. Minor graphic fix when moving free objects
  26. Whe

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