This is the on-line version of the Mup User's Guide, giving information about how to use the Mup Music Publication program.

Mup Background Information

Introduction to Mup
Quick tutorial on Mup basics
Running Mup
Mup Options
Mup utility programs for displaying and printing music
Mup General syntax information
Mup contexts

Basic Standard Music Notation

Specifying Mup music input
Chords (pitch, duration, and other attributes)

Chord-at-a-time input style
Bar lines


Tablature notation

Shaped notes

Shaped notes

Text Strings

Mup text strings

Tempo, dynamic marks, ornaments, etc.

General Information
Guitar grids
Music symbols
Phrase marks
Crescendo and decrescendo marks
Octave marks
Piano pedal marks

Tags, printing text, lines and curves

Location tags
Printing text
Lines and curves

Miscellaneous Mup features

Newscore and newpage
Page headers and footers
Generalized if clauses
Include files
User defined symbols
Installing other fonts

Custom Accidentals and Alternate Tunings

Custom Accidentals and Alternate Tunings

Mup Parameters

Mup parameters


Adjusting output
Special uses of invisible bars
Forcing shared note heads
Manually placed tuplet numbers
Manual placement of notes
Trill with accidental
Accidental on tied-to note
Bracketing notes across staffs
Cross-bar beaming
Printing relative to lyric syllables
Printing slanted text
Mixed time signatures
Defining a macro inside another macro
Marking complicated tempo changes
Placing several songs on one page
Placing verses below the scores
Automatic piano reduction
Deriving cue notes from another staff
Diagonal slash marks
Breath marks
Organ pedal heel and toe marks
Generating blank staff paper
Passing multiple coordinates to PostScript
Converting Mup files to other formats

MIDI output

Basic Information
Gradual MIDI Changes


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