Forte (notation program)
Forte application interface
|Developer(s)||Lugert Verlag GmbH|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|Size||62 MB (Premium version)|
|Available in||German, English|
|Type||Scorewriter (Music notation)|
Forte is a music notation program or Scorewriter developed by the German company Lugert Verlag located in Handorf. Its name is derived from the dynamic marking forte. The program is available in German and English.
The first version of Forte appeared in 2005 and other versions appeared successively in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Forte is being "used by people and institutions from more than 40 countries", claims its publisher, which specializes in books, materials and magazines for musical education in schools, besides the scorewriter.
The program can import MIDI, MusicXML and karaoke files, it can also export songs as MIDI and MusicXML files so that it can be shared with other tools, it allows to save songs as a JPEG, TIFF or EPS files. It can import the CapXML file format of the Capella notation program. There are three main tools that include the Music Ruler that allows to enter notes, the audio sequencer that allows to record or import audio and play it in conjunction with their composition and the complex scores that allows to write elaborate pieces.
|Edition||FORTE Worship||FORTE Premium Education||FORTE Premium||FORTE Home||FORTE Basic||FORTE Free|
|Number of users||Single||Varies||Single||Single||Single||Single|
|Maximum number of staves||32||32||32||16||4||1|
|Maximum number of voices per staff or track||8||8||8||2||2||2|
|Maximum number of lyric verses per staff or track||16||16||16||6||2||1|
|Compound meter support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||5/4, 6/8, 12/8||5/4, 6/8, 12/8|
|Pick-up measure support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Hymn library included||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Electronic document format interoperability|
|MIDI||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||Import|
|MusicXML||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||Import||Import||None|
|Images||Import and export||Import and export||Import and export||None||None||None|
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- Ronnie Currey (16 April 2009). ""Forte" Notation Software: A Review". Music Teacher's Helper Blog. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- "Geschichte des Lugert Verlags: Und alles begann mit einer Schreibmaschine…" [History of the Lugert publishing house: It all began with a typewriter] (in German). Lugert Verlag. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- "Product Tour » Forte Notation". Forte/Lugert Verlag. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- "FORTE 4 ab 23.11. – Die Preise im Überblick!" (in German). Lugert Verlag. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- "Buy FORTE » Forte Notation". Forte/Lugert Verlag. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- ""Forte" Editions". Forte. Retrieved 16 April 2015.