Mona Lisa Sound


Update History and System Requirements


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iPad® System Requirements


Apple iOS 10.3 or higher.
1st and 2nd generation Apple Pencil® (highly recommended), Adonit Pixel® (active stylus), or any passive stylus.

Update History

Version 1.3.6
(Build 37)
March 18, 2019


Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue in copy/paste that resulted in missing ties, slurs and other shapes. This happened when trying to paste from two or more staffs.

Known Issues

  • Undo after a multi-staff copy/paste is still problematic. Best is to save your score before attempting any large undos.

Version 1.3.5
(Build 36)
March 15, 2019

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where undo was not working properly after selecting move to other voice from the context sensitive menu.

  • Actions menu dropdown now sizes to maximum size all the time.

  • Fixed an issue where not all scores were getting a delete ‘x’ (delete button) in the score manager after tapping on ‘Edit’.

  • Fixed an issue where saving a document was not saving the current zoom level.

  • Score now considers highest marking to properly adjust first system downward instead of just highest note.

  • Fixed an issue where double tapping to open a panel when Options: Select deselects others was ON was not deselecting others.

  • Fixed an issue when inserting new notes with the palette, the “tock” sound was repeating too much.

  • Fixes an issue where upon first opening a document and trying to change a pitch with a tool, app could unexpectedly quit.

  • Fixed an issue where after selecting a whole measure, then Action Menu: Move To Staff, MusicJOT unexpectedly quit.

  • Fixed an issue in the transformation editor when after duplicating a region, the region couldn’t be edited without an unexpected quit. 

  • Fixed an issue where tapping on a chord symbol to sound, then again on the same symbol was not re-sounding.

  • Various other bugs and improvements.

Features Added

  • Added support for fretboards.

  • Sped up drawing in large documents.

  • Added preference for changing chord text font size and fretboard size.

  • Added ability to change the distance between systems in page view by dragging staff name.

  • Added dotted and solid line shapes in the shapes palette.

  • Added numerals 6-9 and Roman VI-XII in the expressions palette.

  • Added Guitar right hand markings in expressions (i, m, a, p, c).

  • Added ability to toggle note head to harmonic (diamond) and back.

  • Updated help across various topics.

Version 1.3.4
(Build 34)
December 7, 2018

Features Added

  • Added new sound libraries as In-App Purchases. After tapping on an instrument in the play window, the instruments chooser now has a dropdown revealing additional libraries purchased.

  • Staff Manager now shows the sound library in addition to the instrument for each staff.

  • Added additional user defined Apple Pencil Double Tap actions. This has both an new actions menu section and an on-screen (lower right) popup menu (must have 3rd generation iPad Pro and 2nd generation Apple Pencil).

Version 1.3.3
(Build 33)
November 28, 2018

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where under certain circumstances the Welcome Screen could reappear despite a previous session selecting “Skip.”

  • Fixed an issue where tapping to insert new notes was sounding the note twice.

  • Fixed an issue where shapes (slurs, hairpins, etc.) that continued on a subsequent system were not drawing correctly.

  • Deleting a key or meter from the context sensitive menu at the bottom now changes forward until a different key or meter respectively is encountered.

  • Fixed a memory leak.

  • Fixed an issue where if rests were included with notes in a selection and dragged for pitch, the rests would sound a pitch.

  • “Actions: Delete Selected Staff” now has a Cancel button.

  • Fixed an issue where invoking retrograde in the Transformation Editor in some cases was unexpectedly quitting or producing an undefined result.

  • Various other fixes.

  • Transformation Editor playback now respects chord and expression playback.

Features Added

  • Added support for the new Apple Pencil and 3rd generation iPad Pro.

  • New Apple Pencil now uses double tap to switch between palette and handwriting.

  • Expressions that affect playback (dynamics, ties, 8vas, etc.) now have a small indicator on their respective icon in their respective palettes.

  • Trills now playback.

  • Added a trills playback preferences section in “Actions: Advanced Options.”

  • Added playback for staccatos and accents over notes.

  • Abbreviated staff names are now shown in page view for systems subsequent to the first system.

  • AirDrop to MusicJOT now possible (previously you could only AirDrop from MusicJOT).

  • Instrument chooser now allows auditioning of sounds.

Version 1.3.2
(Build 31)
September 26, 2018

Bugs Fixed

  • Playhead position when moving into and out of full audio mode has been improved.

  • Fixed an issue where play/pause/play was not resuming where the play head left off.

  • Changing the virtual pointer size live via preferences was not updating itself.

  • Fixed an issue where glissandi between systems of more than one staff when split between systems was drawing incorrectly.

  • Fixed an issue where tapping quickly on a context sensitive menu item was not always giving user feedback.

  • Fixed an issue when changing color themes a duplicate set of right side buttons was being created. 

  • Fixed an issue where “Tutorials” was not reaching our servers and came up with a 404 - not found.

  • Fixed an issue where inside staff marks (such as tenuto, staccato) were not avoiding collisions with other marks if the note was on a line and outside of the staff.

Features Added

  • Minimum zoom level for full audio mode is now the same as in normal score view. If left side controls get too crowded, they are minimized.

  • Added AirDrop to the Share menu.

  • Welcome screen now has a “New Features” section which shows automatically with each new updated version.

  • Added new animated gifs to Welcome screen highlighting new features.

  • Added a new menu item: Move events between staffs which can move text, tempo markings, chords and expressions en masse between staffs.

Version 1.3.1
(Build 30, svn 5453)
June 25, 2018

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where exporting MIDI was not working.

  • Fixed an issue where selecting the last region’s end measure in the Transformation Editor was unexpectedly quitting.

  • Fixed an issue when inserting a new note then dragging left or right might place the new note in the wrong slot.

  • Fixed an issue where the initial sounding note when inserting a new note with the palette method was sometimes one step either higher or lower than what was indicated by the selection rectangle.

  • Fixed an issue where deleting the last staff was not cleaning up indicated clef and key in sidebar.

  • Fixed an issue when adding shapes (slurs, crescendos, etc.) where the start occurred later than the end was causing an unexpected quit when then switching to page view.

  • Fixed an issue where the playhead could disappear.

  • Numerous other bug fixes.

Features Added

  • Pitch dragging rectangle has been enhanced to show currently selected note, cancel area, and note/rest toggle.

  • Chord panel added for creating lead sheets, etc. with chord playback.

  • Chord editor added for adding user defined chords to augment factory defaults.

  • Redistributed options from left slide-out drawer into the Options dropdown menu.

  • Reorganized Options dropdown menu.

  • Added new options.

  • Added chord play, chord octave and range reset to audio dropdown settings menu.

  • Reorganized playback settings dropdown menu.

  • Reorganized help table of contents in reference manual.

Known Issues

  • Larger documents may slow down. This will be fixed in the next update.

  • Measure bar might disappear temporarily when audio window is first active. Workaround: zoom or scroll will bring it back.

Version 1.3
(Build 29, svn 5283)
April 27, 2018

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where the previous/next measure navigation buttons were exhibiting jitter.

  • Fixed an issue where some of the controls in the options drop down menu were not resizing properly.

  • Scrubbing with the virtual pointer now properly re-articulating notes just scrubbed.

  • Fixed an issue where adding a shape, then dragging an endpoint, then undoing was causing an unexpected quit.

  • Fixed an issue where adding or deleting a staff from the action menu might cause an unexpected quit.

  • Fixed an issue when dragging the pitch indicator up/down to insert a new note would be jumpy if dragged quickly.

  • Fixed an issue where handwriting a new meter in a measure with an existing meter was setting the meter to “0/0.”

  • Fixed some issues with very high/low notes getting cut off from view.

  • Dragging notes for pitch is now much more fluid with no above or below staff restrictions.

  • Changing colors (themes) now changes all items immediately.

  • Fixed issues where some windows were repositioning themselves improperly when the device was rotated.

  • Fixed an issue where the Virtual Pointer was not updating it’s initial and final position after finger off and glide.

  • Fixed an issue where trying to paste a measure with text/tempo markings attached to a multi-note chord was causing an unexpected quit.

  • Fixed an issue where some legacy documents had their voice 1 / 2 stems frozen in the wrong direction. Those documents are now repaired on load.

  • Fixed an issue where shapes were getting corrupted when sending notes to the opposite voice.

  • Fixed an issue where the audio loop text fields in drop down were not allowing easy editing and clearing.

  • Many other improvements.

  • Fixed an issue where composer and opus in page view weren't being repositioned when rotating device.

  • Fixed an issue where a long staff name or abbreviation would unexpectedly quit.

Features Added

  • Added a new Transformation Editor module.

  • Creating and managing regions used in the Transformation Editor is now fully supported.

  • Added new prefs: next/previous measure button speed.

  • Added new prefs: duration drag sensitivity.

  • Added new prefs: pitch cancel distance.

  • Drag overlay now matches cancel distance.

  • Tuplet brackets can now be dragged up/down.

  • Added additional help items.

  • If sound is on in Options, dragging to insert new notes now sounds pitch.

  • Added a live search box to the reference manual.

  • Removed four ledger line above/below restrictions.

  • Initial sounding of notes with the Virtual Pointer has been sped up somewhat.

  • Added subtitle in page view.

Known Issues

  • Exporting via MIDI either as an attachment or directly is currently not working.

Version 1.2.5
(Build 28, svn 4873)
November 30, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where there was too little text room for abbreviations in the Staff Manager.

  • Fixed a bug where invoking the repeats panel from the last measure and then switching to another tab was crashing.

  • Fixed an issue where adding a lyric to a note that already had text was crashing.

  • Improved zooming and scrolling performance, especially with large documents.

  • Fixed an unexpected quit with large documents on older iPads®.

  • Fixed an issue when popping up panels. Sometime they were either partially or totally offscreen.

  • Fixed an issue where selecting at the very bottom of the screen was inhibited by the presence of the context sensitive menu whether visible or not.

  • Fixed an issue where saving the document (either automatically or manually) might clobber memory and crash.

  • Fixed a serious issue where some users could not load a previous score without crashing.

  • Fixed an issue where some older documents that used multiple voices were flipping stems in the wrong direction.

Features Added

  • Added visible drag handles to shapes such as slurs, hairpins, regions, etc.

  • Added a Virtual Pointer style user pref.

  • Added a Reset Defaults in the Options drop down.

  • Added meter shortcuts to context sensitive menu.

  • Updated help files.

Version 1.2.4
(Build 27, svn 4747)
October 16, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where a selected tool of any rest was inserting a note instead.

  • Fixed handwriting for drawing ties on non-bottom notes in chords.

  • Fixed memory increasing bug that could cause crashes after scrolling around.

  • Fixed an issue where changing the abbreviated name in the staff panel could crash.

  • Fixed handwriting where existing measures have multiple character meters such as 11/16.

Features Added

  • Removed crosshairs from Virtual Pointer and replaced with a thin circumference for a less cluttered look.

  • Added a Staff Manager to allow re-ordering of staffs.

  • Added abbreviated staff name.

  • Added sort by length in score manager.

  • We now detect unexpected quits and give the user the option of attempting to reload the prior document.

Version 1.2.1(2)
(Build 24, svn 4570)
August 14, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where clefs were not being shown at the start of each system in page view.

  • Fixed an issue where handwriting in page view was not creating the correct pitches.

  • Fixed an issue where handwriting in page view was shifting all of the pitches for that measure.

Version 1.2
(Build 23, svn 4536)
August 7, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Deleting multiple measure stacks is more reliable and other general reliability improvements.

  • Fixed print out title centering.

  • Fixed the case when inserting a new note at the end of a measure when the previous last note had a clef change, new note was in wrong clef.

  • Numerous other bugs and improvements.

  • Fixed an issue where a bluetooth headphone did not work with the audio.

  • MusicJOT icon attachment during email export now correctly being assigned.

  • Green add new note rectangular selection bar now only appearing if a note can be added.

  • Numerous undo/redo bugs fixed.

  • Fixed an issue where the first note of a beam group could start a beam group even if it was on a weak beat.

  • Fixed an issue where a key cancellation plus a flatted key was not spacing the following notes properly causing overlapping elements.

  • Fixed an inconsistency where if multiSelectOnSameTypeOnly was ON marquee selection wasn’t excluding different score item types.

  • Sorting order in the Scores view is now maintained across subsequent calls.

Features Added

  • Two voices per staff.

  • New UI button controls for voices

Version 1.1.2
(Build 19, svn 4276)
April 21, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where notes that were dragged up or down producing more than 4 ledger lines couldn't be dragged back.

  • Fixed an issue where un-beamed notes with flags were not getting extra space to compensate for their flag.

  • Title is now white which is more readable.

  • Fixed issues where the tutorials window header and buttons were not being updated as appropriate.

  • Changed various default user preference metrics (advanced settings).

  • Fixed playback issue where sound was only coming from headphones but not speaker (v1.1.1).

  • Fixed various spacing issues.

  • Fixed spacing issues with mid-measure clefs.

  • Fixed an issue when editing a chord with handwriting that had accidentals was shifting accidentals to the wrong chordal notes when rendering.

  • Unified a number of UI colors and background fills.

  • Fixed playhead scrolling behavior in page view.

  • Fixed playback playhead position when zoomed in page view.

  • Improved handwriting performance with Apple Pencil®.

  • Fixed a number of situations where the app could crash.

  • Fixed an issue where user supplied document info was not updating immediately in page view after tapping ‘Apply.’

  • Fixed an issue where handwriting an accidental to a chordal note was not being rendered.

Features Added

  • Added “Subtitle” metadata to score information (now ‘Document info’).

  • Changed action menu heading from composer/opus to “Document Info…”

  • Now showing Adonit stylus status indicator when using the Adonit stylus.

  • Added color themes.

Version 1.1.1
(Build 18, svn 4188)
March 25, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Unmute All in the settings menu when in audio playback now is enabled/disabled when appropriate.

  • Improved proportional spacing and hooked into music spacing slider.

  • Fixed an issue where paste-merging rests was not checking for pre-existing rests in same slot. Also now not adding notes NOT inserted to selection (which caused phantom selections).

  • Fixed numerous issues with transposed instruments (staff).

  • Fixed unwanted measure width shifting when moving into and out of handwriting.

  • Handwriting recognition now properly positions clefs on staffs in page view.

  • Fixed an issue where handwriting wasn’t always recognizing key signature when drawing new notes.

  • Fixed an issue where time signatures might not be vertically aligned when a transposed instrument presented a different key signature than the other staffs.

  • Fixed unexpected behavior when handwriting non-treble clef on staffs in page view.

  • Fixed an issue where inserting a note from the palettes was not updating the display until tapping in the clear.

  • Fixed an issue where if there was only one measure stack, deleting the last measure from the action menu was crashing.

  • Fixed an issue where tapping in the clear with help balloons displayed was not removing help balloons.

  • Fixed an issue where the Report a Bug screenshot was resulting in partial or no image when score was scrolled.

Features Added

  • Made it easier to change instrument sounds from playback sidebar by a single tap on the instrument name instead of a long press.

  • Added user prefs in “Report a bug” email for improved diagnostics.

  • Added feature that chases last note in measure that matches inserted note and picks up its accidental.

  • Pitch and duration dragging is now active in non-handwriting mode in all cases except when dragging out slurs, ties, hairpins, etc.

  • Added a Fibonacci spacing algorithm that Improves music spacing.

  • Added Fibonacci spacing as a new preference in Advanced Settings: Music Spacing.

  • Added previous and next buttons to navigation button area as an alternative way to move measure-by-measure.

  • Report A Bug now offers a choice whether or not to include a screenshot.

  • Improved slur contours.

Version 1.1
(Build 17)
March 10, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where spacing didn't always update unless you deselected everything (tapping in the clear).

  • Fixed an issue where tapping and dragging a rest was not behaving the same as with notes.

  • Fixed an issue when both a note and tempo was selected, after double tapping to edit the tempo, a warning box appeared instead of just editing the tempo.

  • Fixed an issue when both a note and text was selected, after double tapping on text to edit, a new text was created instead.

  • Fixed an issue where handwritten expressions were immovable.

  • Fixed unexpected behavior when adding expressions to existing chords.

  • Really fixed the welcome screen animations on early iPad® models.

  • Fixed an issue where the note displayed in a tempo mark was not changing color when selected.

  • Fixed an issue where trying to copy was quitting the app.

  • Renamed “Settings” dropdown to “Actions.”

  • Changed duration dragging to only occur when in note mode so that note-to-note dragging of shapes is possible (esp. to allow ties on internal chordal notes).

  • Fixed an issue in “Report a bug…” that included the drop down menu in the attached screen image.

  • Fixed an issue where the Virtual Pointer was not selecting notes if the expression tool was selected.

  • Fixed an issue where changing Virtual Pointer modes was sometimes out of sync with its display.

Features Added

  • Printing scores.

  • Added email pdf to Sharing. Removed old jpg/png options. New pdf is properly formatted with score heading, staff names, composer and opus.

  • Added composer and opus to top of page view.

  • Can now drag directly from note head to note head for slurs, ties, etc. as well as from above/below the two involved notes when in palette mode.

  • Report a bug now automatically includes hardware information.

Version 1.0.3
(Build 15)
February 20, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where odd numerator meters of 5, 7 or 11 were not getting beamed.

  • Fixed an issue where trying to drag a tie or glissando between two notes was not working in non-handwriting.

  • Fixed unexpected behavior when handwriting expressions.

Features Added

  • You can now drag a bar line anywhere in the score to change the measure width, not just from the measure bar.

Version 1.0.2
(Build 14)
February 14, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where app was crashing during the Welcome screen animations.

  • Changed destination email in Report a bug...

  • Fixed unexpected behavior with deleting and undoing shapes (such as slurs).

  • Fixed unexpected behavior when deleting expressions.

  • Fixed unexpected behavior with handwriting in measures with dotted rhythms.

Features Added

  • Can now play from measure in playback by putting a measure number in the nav text box and tapping play.

Version 1.0.1
(Build 13)
February 1, 2017

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where a tuplet group that immediately preceded a grace note had the bracket include the grace note.

  • Much improved interval drag label both in positioning and look.

  • Fixed unexpected behavior when handwriting in a measure with a chord that spans a large interval.

  • Fixed an issue where new staffs added in the score manager for a new score were not setting appropriate default clef for that instrument.

  • Fixed unexpected behavior when handwriting a new note into an existing chord.

  • Fixed issue where rendered accidentals (including key signatures) was not always getting applied to handwriting notes.

Version 1.0
(Bbuild 12)
January 26, 2017