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May 31, 2013 Publication of two new music software

Harmony and Counterpoint

This new software gives you tools to create melodic accompaniments based on the rules of classical harmony and counterpoint. The results can be used with much advantages in any music style.

Alternative Notation

Developed with the collaboration of Christian Pörksen, specialist in alternative music notation systems, the Alternative Notation module helps you explore non conventional musical notation systems based on ciphers. The HMN-Jianpu (HMN = Hamburg Music Notation) is implemented through the use of 12 symbols (digits and letters), making it easier to learn, to read and to transpose. The traditional Jianpu system can also be used, as well as a few others that can be customized.

November 21, 2011 Pizzicato 3.6 is released

Pizzicato 3.6 offers audio to score recognition of melodies, as well as features to help you recognize polyphonic music. The music typing keyboard is now available and this version supports all features of this keyboard, setting up new heights for entering music fast and efficiently with a computer.

April, 6-9, 2011 Pizzicato is present at the Frankfurt Music Messe
Pizzicato will be present at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011, in Germany, April 6th to 9th, 2011. Continuous demonstrations, Stand A-11, Hall 3.1. Come to meet the designer of Pizzicato and discover the new functions of Pizzicato!

November 19, 2010 Pizzicato at the Music and You fair, in Paris
Pizzicato will be present at the Music & You fair in Paris, Grande Halle de la Villette, from 19 to 22 November 2010. Continuous demonstrations, Stand C-82, come to meet the designer of Pizzicato and discover the numerous functions of Pizzicato!

June 2, 2010 Pizzicato on Amazon France
Pizzicato is now available on the Amazon France online store.

May 15, 2010 Pizzicato distributed in Poland
Following the Frankfurt Music Messe, Pizzicato is now distributed in Poland by Exclusiv Media.

April 15, 2010 Pizzicato distributed in Sweden
Following the Frankfurt Music Messe, Pizzicato is now distributed in Sweden by Sweden MIDI Music.

March 24, 2010 Pizzicato 3.5 presented at the Frankfurt Music Messe

Pizzicato 3.5 has been presented at the Frankfurt Music Messe for the first time. We could establish potential contacts to distribute Pizzicato in other countries. Translations should start in a near future. We will let you know about this.
Pizzicato, as well as the music typing keyboard prototype, presented by its inventor Marco Aragona, was well received during this music fair.

For this occasion, we have published a new presentation video of Pizzicato 3.5. You can watch it on the video page:

March 19, 2010 Publication of Pizzicato 3.5
Pizzicato 3.5 offers new features as well for present users as for persons who do not have Pizzicato yet. It is the result of several surveys done in the past years, formally or informally.

Pizzicato 3.5 now exists in 11 different versions. The basic idea is that Pizzicato can be used for different types of uses. Until now, Pizzicato had all the features, Pizzicato Beginner was a general and more limited program and Pizzicato Light was a first approach to music software and sheet music printing. These three versions still exist, but 8 more specific versions are now available, some for a very small budget.
February 2, 2010 Pizzicato in the United States
Pizzicato is now represented in the United States by Aunyx Productions Inc, owned by Blair Ashby.

Living in Denver, Colorado, Blair will be working on the marketing of Pizzicato in the United States and Canada.

Dominique and Blair in Denver

Visit the Pizzicato site for the United States and Canada at:

Contact Blair at:

September 20, 2009 Arpege Music sells EarMaster software
Following meetings with the EarMaster company, we have decided that EarMaster and Pizzicato can be combined advantageously by all kinds of musicians.

You can now discover and order EarMaster on our site.

August 30, 2009 Pizzicato on YouTube
All Pizzicato videos are now available on YouTube.

July 25, 2009 The Music Typing Keyboard
An agreement is made between Marco Aragona, the inventor of the Music Typing Keyboard, and Arpege. The idea is to develop Pizzicato features to use that keyboard as a note entry tool in Pizzicato.

The first keyboards are expected during the second half of 2010 and will of course be announced on our site.

Marco Aragona, inventor of the keyboard

At this point, it is a prototype. See the keyboard presentation site at:

May 4, 2009 Pizzicato on FaceBook and MySpace
Pizzicato is now present on FaceBook and MySpace. Find and meet with other Pizzicato users by clicking on these links.
February 26, 2009 Publication of Pizzicato 3.4
Pizzicato 3.4 has now an audio modular synthesizer and can read SoundFont files, so as to combine audio creativity and music composition. You can also intuitively draw the shape of a melody and see the notes appear on the staves. The global view is a new feature of Pizzicato, to give you access to the best Pizzicato tools all in one window.
February 11, 2009 First presence of Pizzicato in America
Pizzicato has been shown at the convention of the Texas Music Educator's Association (TMEA), one of the biggest association of its kind in the United States.

May 6, 2008 Publication of Pizzicato 3.3
Pizzicato 3.3 has now all the tools needed for the guitar (tablatures, guitar fret board, chord diagrams). It also reads and writes musicXML files and has several new intuitive composition tools.
December 10, 2006 Publication of Pizzicato 3.2
Pizzicato 3.2 has now a graphic note editor (piano roll) and a score arranger based on customized rules. It can also import Yamaha styles. The music generator, the harmonic spaces and the real time arranger give you tools to compose music more intuitively.
June 2, 2006 Publication of Pizzicato 3.1
Pizzicato 3.1 now handles audio as well as MIDI.
March 13, 2005 Publication of Pizzicato 3.0
Pizzicato 3.0 is the result of a complete review of Pizzicato 2 and gives you a real environment for intuitive music composition.


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