Performance Mode

Command Location:  Tools Menu

Performance Mode allows you to perform and interact with your songs rather than modifying any song content.  You can create Practice Sessions, study specific ranges of your scores and use learning tools such as Step by Step.  Most score editing functionality is hidden in this mode to allow you to focus on viewing, listening and performing with your scores.

When you import a song, it is initially displayed in Performance Mode.

You can make basic editing changes to the score notation in Performance Mode, for example correcting note lengths, or changing score attributes like key signatures. You can change the presentation of the notation, but in this mode like Layout Mode, the raw music is generally protected so that you can 'interact' freely with the score without making unintentional changes.

The following interactive tools are available only in Performance Mode:

More About this Mode

Read more about the difference between Performance Mode and Layout Mode versus Edit Mode.

The different 'modes' in MidiIllustrator all have an associated 'view' which is optimized for working in that mode.  Read more about Modes and Views here.