Mozart 2 Pro
Documentation

v1.0.0 - release notes

Settings

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Mozart comes with a bunch of settings. To get to this window just tap or click the settings button in the toolbar. All of these are global settings affecting every instrument if applicable. Note that the help button for balloon help is currently only implemented for iOS in English and German locales.

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On Mac OS settings is of course called preferences and implemented in the typical preferences window. This window can be shown by clicking the gear icon in the toolbar or by using the standard menu commands for preferences on Mac OS (cmd-,).

We have 2 additional items for Mac OS. The Audio tab which features an option to toggle global reverb for Mozart's instruments and a MIDI tab that allows to select a MIDI input instrument from a menu. All general settings are identical to the iOS implementation.

 

Start Level

Setting the start level is a somewhat advanced option. The default is Level one at which point 5 notes are introduced and speed and note spacing moderate. Level 1 does not include half or quarter notes and only the occasional "game character".

A good intermediate level would be level 5. That is where the game already starts to pick up and things move more quickly. Level 14 as shown above is just one level before most of the instruments start shifting position. This is therefore a pretty advanced level.

 

Handedness

Handedness is a global setting and only affects stringed instruments like the guitar, but also includes the violin and other classical string instruments. With a left-handed setting these instruments are essentially strung "upside-down". Note that string detuning in left-handed mode is supported. So you can have a left-handed guitar and detune the low E string to D if you like.

 

Movable Do

Fixed Do and movable Do are two distinct modes in solfege and general education. Some countries do not use letters (i.e. C, D, E) in music education but solely stick to syllables. In these cases a fixed Do is necessary to describe what is known to others as the note C. In other countries like the US and some European countries Do is treated as movable and always refers to the root of the key. In G major for example the root and thus Do would be a G. Mozart supports both of these systems.

 

Training Mode

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In training mode we can position our instrument specifically using the translucent arrows as seen above. Any game played in training mode will stay in that position for the duration. This is a great way to practice. Note that any scores achieved in training mode are not eligible for the top ten list. Postition arrows disappear during the game.

 

Half Speed

The half speed option in our settings window is only available when in training mode. The button is otherwise grayed out or translucent. This option does what it says and reduces the speed of notes during any game by half.

 

Summary

Settings in Mozart are global including training mode, handedness and so forth. Something to keep in mind as an option is the start level. After a while when the game becomes to easy in the first couple of levels adjusting the start level is a good idea and makes for productive game play.

Next we'll head over to Settings.

 

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