Hyperscore Features

Melody Window
An intuitive editor where you can create thematic elements – “motives” – which will then be used as building blocks for composing a complete piece.

Percussion Window
A multi-track editor to create complex drumbeats easily and intuitively.

Instrument Sounds
Access a broad range of instrument sounds – from strings to guitar to piano to rhythm and beyond. Each sketched line can be assigned a particular instrument sound, allowing for varied and complex instrumentation.

Erase Tool and Stroke Editing
The Erase Tool makes stroke-editing easy, letting you draw, redraw, cut, and erase your music strokes.

Time signature and grid options
You can specify arbitrary time signatures and grid detail levels. You can also precisely control the snapping accuracy within the meter grid.

Sketch Window
Using the “motives” created in the Melody and Percussion Windows, start your composition simply by drawing lines – color-coded and associated with particular motives – in the Sketch Window.

Harmony Line
Hyperscore’s Harmony Line is one of the most powerful features of the application – bend it and shape it to provide harmonic structure to the piece.

Volume and Tempo Control
General tempo control allows you to speed up or slow down your piece. Volume control – available for each individual sketched line – makes it easy to add dynamics to your piece.

Polyphonic Mode
The Melody Window supports a polyphonic mode for creating multi-voice melodies and chords.

Motive Loop Visual Feedback
The Strokes in the Sketch Window clearly indicate where your motives loop, improving the level of precision in the composition process.

Built-in Documentation
A built-in User Guide and Composition Tutorial (select versions only) makes learning Hyperscore fast and fun.

Hyperscore aficionados and high school students Maiya and Gage demonstrate the application’s basic features in this beginner-friendly tutorial.

Empower kids to tell their stories through music.

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