User’s Manual

User’s Manual

Fast Start

At startup the application loads all *.xml and *.mxl files found in the musicxml and the download folders. The location of these folders are shown on the preferences page. You can use Google Drive ™ or a browser to download the files. Make sure the files are donwnloaded to the musicxml folder or to the download folder. You can also use an USB cable or any app that allows copying files from your computer to your android device. Avoid using special characters for the files names.

Only the XML headers are parsed at startup. All MusicXML 3.0 files with valid headers are added to the score list, the rest are discarded. If the add samples option on the preferences page is enabled, the score samples are also added to the list. Touch and slide to scroll the list.

To show the score details, double-tap on an entry. Touch and slide to scroll the details page.

To select a part single-tap on the part’s check button. The selected zoom level will be used to render the score. You’ll be able to change it, once the score has been rendered. The application keeps track of the preferences, including the zoom level, for the last 100 scores.

To display the score, touch show select
The whole file will be parsed and the score rendered if there are no fatal errors. If it fails, check the log logfor errors.


MusicXML ™ is an open standard to describe music scores. You’ll find information about this standard and the applications using it on this page: MusicXML.

GoldenScroller supports MusicXML version 3.0 files, both in plain XML format (*.xml) and compressed format (*.mxl).

Main Options

refresh Reload the local score files

preferences Show the preferences

log Show the log

help Show the help page

Manual Scrolling

Touch and slide for manual scrolling. The outline option is disabled for this mode.

Use a pinch to zoom in and out. The zoom level – from -10 to +10 – is shown on the bottom line. The score might limit the maximum zoom. Once the maximum value is reached, it will be shown as (max) on the bottom line. The selected zoom level will be used next time the same score rendered.

Notice that, beyond certain zoom level, depending on the score, the graphic elements might interfere with each other. You need to choose the zoom level for vertical and horizontal orientations, but once this is done for a given score, the application will use it next time the score is displayed.

Automatic Scrolling

During automatic scrolling, the score page is updated according to the current beat.

If the enable beat option, on the preferences tab, is selected, the beat will be shown on the page’s left bottom.

If the enable outline option, on the preferences tab, is selected, the current staff lines will be outlined.

Touch and slide to stop automatic scrolling or single-tap on the location of the scroll button – bottom right. Touch the scroll button to continue scrolling.

During automatic scrolling, double-tap a measure to select it as the current measure.


The preferences page shows the type of device, along with its metrics.

Select add samples to include the samples provided with the application to the list of scores.

The scroll/manual mode shows/hides the scroll button.

The enable outline option shows/hides the outline of the current staff lines during automatic scrolling.

The beat size option selects the beat’s size.


The log shows the device configuration, its metrics, the location of the local folders and the parsing results. After loading the local files, the log shows the results of parsing the headers. The log is cleared before a new score is parsed.

License Agreement

GoldenScroller is provided with an End User license, which applies to the software, the documentation, the sample files included with the application and any additional documentation and upgrades.

Copyright and Restrictions

GoldenScroller includes a 2015 copyright. You may not copy or sell it, but you may share the evaluation copy of the software assuming you don’t make any modifications to the software or its documentation and include the License Agreement provided with the software. You may not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or any other way to discover the source code of the software.

Limited Warranty

In no even will the Software Publisher be liable for indirect, special, incidental, tort, economic, cover or consequential damages arising from the user or the inability to use the Software.

Trade Marks

MusicXML is a trademark of MakeMusic Inc.

Google Drive is a trademark of Google Inc.

GoldenScroller is a registered trademark.


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