MusAnalysis, a new font for RNA and functional symbols

I’m happy to announce MusAnalysis is now available on Notation Central! MusAnalysis is a text font that allows you to type Roman numeral and functional analysis into the score. It uses glyphs from Academico and Bravura and is designed to be legible at small point sizes. It works in Dorico, Finale (for Mac-only at the moment), Sibelius, Musescore… as well as Word, Libre Office, and any program that supports OpenType features (ligatures, kerning, and contextual alternates).

You can type in all the standard Roman numerals:

…as well as a variety of lines and such.

Below is a brief overview video. MusAnalysis is ready for release, but I do plan to continue refining it, so I welcome your feedback. Thanks!


This looks really nice, Dan. I’ve been using Campania as a lyric line for this purpose. Do you think the keystrokes for that font would be compatible with MusAnalysis (or at least minimal surgery to fix any issues)?

Thanks. I think it would likely be extremely similar. I have a lot of respect for Marc’s work, including Campania, but I don’t recall the exact key bindings he used. I am sure there are slight differences.

Oh, and on an unrelated note… I repent of all the times I complained that Dorico didn’t have comprehensive support for OpenType. It’s been the least problematic program to deal with for this sort of thing.

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Bravo for your new Musical font.
It looks very great.

nice. instant purchase for me. Thanks!

Hi Dan, it seems to work similarly to Campania. However, I’m not able to indicate the key b-flat minor (or b-minor for that matter). In Campania b-flat minor is written as \bb (and b-minor as simply b). I can’t seem to indicate these key signatures with MusAnalysis - unless I’m missing something obvious. It’s unclear in the documentation.

Oops! Quite right, a glaring oversight. Thanks, I’ll add it to the forthcoming update.

b-minor is missing in action as well.

Ah, just remembered: did you try @b for the lowercase b character?

It was a trade-off… I decided flat was more commonly used, so b is a flat and @b is a b.

Thanks! That works.

I love that you added the curved arrow lines and stuff. Really well done.

Dan, you’ve got to be kidding me. OMG! You’re a monster! :astonished:
Just wow.


Just a quick update that I’ve added some functionality that makes it easier to align all sorts of voice leading resolutions to notes. These examples were entered using the lyric tool.

This bit will be in the next update: