Mona Lisa Sound


List of Major Features


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  • Natural Handwriting Recognition
  • Support for chord symbols and fretboards
  • Export to MusicXML®
  • Export to MIDI
  • Staffs limited only by memory
  • 128 General MIDI sounds
  • Cut, copy, paste, undo and redo
  • Two voices per staff
  • Print to a wireless printer
  • Regions
  • Custom beaming
  • Alternate notes/rests/tools palettes
  • Searchable, context-sensitive reference manual
  • Tutorial


  • Unlimited view sizes
  • Live spacing
  • Go to measure #
  • Change music spacing


  • Drag up/down for pitch
  • Drag left/right for duration
  • Double flats to double sharps
  • Grace notes
  • Floating rests
  • Half step transpositions
  • Octave transpositions
  • Tuplets

Dynamics (playback enabled)

  • Crescendo, decrescendo
  • ppp - fff, sfz, fp

Tempos (playback enabled)

  • Tempo text
  • Font, size, style
  • Beats per note duration

Clefs, keys, meters

  • Change selected only
  • Change selected to next change
  • Change selected to end
  • Mid-measure clef changes
  • Keys transpose up, down or none
  • Measure duration clipping
  • Automatic transpositions


  • Free form text
  • Placement - above/below staff
  • Border option for rehearsal letters
  • Font, size, style

Articulations & Ornaments

  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Accent
  • Tenuto
  • Harmonic
  • Left hand pizzicato
  • Fermata
  • Up and down bows
  • Roll chord
  • Turn
  • Mordent
  • Trill, Trill flat, natural, sharp
  • Cesura
  • Breath
  • Pedal on/off
  • L.H., R.H.
  • Roman numerals (I - V)
  • Numbers (0 - 5)


  • Glissando
  • Bend hat
  • Tie
  • Slur
  • 8va, 8vb
  • 15ma, 15mb
  • Accelerando/Ritardando


  • Free, verse, chorus of unlimited number
  • Auto flow into score
  • Duplicate
  • Find in score
  • Span notes, group words, melismas
  • Layers


  • Normal, double, solid, dotted, final
  • Repeats (playback enabled)
  • Show repeat map
  • Backwards, forwards, 1st and 2nd endings
  • DC, DS, Del Segno, Coda, Finé

Advanced features

Custom Beaming

Any beam-able note can be added to or broken from a previous beam group. Meters support “Beam Sub-divisions” which allow smaller or larger beam groups.


Support for fretboards can be turned on in the Staff Manager. A dropdown allows selection from various fretted instruments such as various guitars, banjos, dulcimers, etc. Fretboards work in conjunction with chord symbols and you can choose from dozens of permutations of any chord from the fretboard chooser pop up available in the chords panel tab.

Chord Editor

A chord panel allows you to enter text-based chords (CM, EbSus2/C, Am7, etc.) above the staff with full playback plus a separate Chord Editor to create your own chords available across all your scores.

Transformation Editor

A revolutionary set of tools allows you to extend, reorder, delete, and/or transform your score in a variety of ways - all without having to write a single new note of music.

Illegal Measure Buttons

MusicJOT allows you to compose freely without meter restrictions, but will indicate measures that are not meter compliant in duration by placing a small "not equal" (illegal measure) button in measures that do not comply. To fix a measure automatically, just tap the button. MusicJOT will either truncate or add rests to the measure.

Layers and Options Drawer

A left slide out drawer contains layers, quick options, and statistics. Here you'll find some often used options and be able to show/hide various musical elements.

Virtual Pointer

If you don't have a stylus, the virtual pointer is a neat way to select interior chordal notes or notes that are just very close together. In addition, the VP acts as a live music scrubber, sounding individual notes, chords, or the entire score.

Visual Road Map

If you have a complicated repeat structure in your score (1st and 2nd endings, del segnos, etc.), the repeat map window shows how the score will play according to your repeat structure. You can tap on any line in the map window and the relevant measures will be highlighted in the measure bar.

Help System

MusicJOT has a 10 step tutorial, a searchable context sensitive reference manual, and a series of animated clips in the Welcome Screen.

Playback Supported Events

Currently, MusicJOT supports playback of the basic dynamics (ppp - fff) and tempo markings. Future enhancements are planned.

Music Spacing

MusicJOT uses a sophisticated algorithm for spacing music which can be customized including user preferences for switching between different algorithms.

Transposing Instruments

All of the standard instrument transpositions are included. Under the Actions menu: Options: Transposing Instruments, you will find additional controls for both displaying and inserting in concert pitch.