The table below lists the musical elements that can be recognized by Livescore technology.




- G (treble), F (bass), C (alto and tenor with modern writing)

- Clef change inside of measure

Key signatures 

All western key signatures

Time signatures

6/2, 5/2, 4/2, 3/2, 2/2, cut, 6/4, 5/4, 4/4, common, 3/4, 2/4, 12/8, 9/8, 7/8, 5/8, 4/8, 3/8

Rhythms / Duration

- Duration: whole note, half, quarter, 8th, 16th, 32nd, 64th (same for rests)

- Dots: one to three

- Tuplets: all values


Within plus/minus 5 ledger lines

Cue notes

Only for measures with full cue

Multiple rest measures

Any duration, only rendered with the H-bar notation (but 2- measure and 4-measure rests detected)


pppp, ppp, pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, fff, ffff, sf, sff, sfz, rfz, cresc, decresc, dim, hairpins


Slur, tie, staccato, staccassimo, tenuto, accent, marcato


- Prall, mordent, turn, reverse turn, trill, appoggiatura

- Acciaccatura (coming soon)

Technical information

- Up bow, down bow

- Fingerings

- Piano pedal (notation "Ped" and star)


- Movement recognition
- System and page breaks

System structure 

- Separation of part groups

- Preliminary account of variable number of staves inside of systems

- Piano braces (straight brackets in development)

Bar lines

Simple, double, final, forward repeat, backward repeat, backward-and-forward repeat

Repeat symbols

Repeat endings (1 and 2), da capo, dal segno, coda, al fine

Rehearsal marks

Letters and numbers


- Attributed to notes

- Supported languages: Italian, German, French, English

- Basic lyrics recognition

- Instruments and transposition interpreted

Transposing instruments

Alone or in a multi-staff system

Polyphony- one voice per staff: treated
- several voices per staff: rhythm and voice reconstruction is still fragile


International notation


- 1-, 2- and 5-line staves percussion handled

- Basic support of noteheads: cross, white and black harmonics

Please note that tabs and handwritten music are not yet supported. 

Newzik "Lyrics & Chords" files are not supported.

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