Add notes and symbols
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To add notes and symbols press the appropriate button after selecting the or panel and then use the mouse to insert it into the desired position in the score. To attach «Slur»(«Liga») , «Natural»(«Beccare») and so on, press the corresponding button on the panel and then click the mouse on the desired note. (For «Slur»(«Liga») press the note, then release mouse button or drag to the desired position.) If you are entering notes or rests, you can change the duration of the added note or rest through the context menu or by pressing keys 0 through 6.
If the program is in «Insert» mode (activated by the «Insert» key), notes and rests that follow the added note will shift to the end of the measure, and if they are out of the measure they are deleted.
To add notes of different duration, polyphony is used. Notes should be added to different voices. To add voice to the staff use «Composition» | «Voice» | «Add voice» To make voice active, use Up/Down or select it in the tree project.
Chords can be added only in the «Insert» mode (activated by the «Insert» key) or if you press the «Chord» button («Notes» panel).
Notes can be added with symbols such as «Natural»(«Beccare») , «Staccato» , «Portamento» , etc., by selecting both a note button and a symbol button.
Use the «Erase» button to delete notes and symbols. Press this button and then click the symbol you wish to delete on the staff.
The «Single input» | «Multiple input» | «Quick input» button switches the data entry mode. In «Single input» mode, after adding a note or symbol, the program reverts to selection mode. In «Multiple input» mode, you can continue adding the selected note or symbol. (The «Point» button need not be pressed.)
In «Quick input» mode, the program adds a note or symbol as soon as you click a note or symbol button in the current position of the score. In this mode note input is performed with the help of the keys from 1-to 7 (depending upon the duration). At the same time cursor is moved to the next position, if the button in the panel is not pressed. To add notes as the chord is possible with the help of Enter key (having selected note pitch by Up and Down buttons beforehand.) The note will be added into the previous position as one more note of the chord. To add the Rest, it’s necessary to press Space key and choose duration (with the help of the keys from 1 to 7). To add the notes it’s necessary to press Space key anew. The added note will be changed into the Rest of the same duration.
Moving within the score is performed by Left/Right keys and the pitch indication of the added note is performed by Up/Down keys. To add note together with the semitone or any other symbol, hot keys can be used (blue letters on the appropriate buttons). Semitones are also added by +/- keys Those symbols are added to the last input note in the score.
If symbols placed on the panel, notes, semitones and accents need to be added in the «Quick Input» mode to the several notes of the score, those notes should be marked in the score and an appropriate button should be pressed.
If you press the button while adding a note, the note becomes a «Duplet», «Triplet», etc. If the position and duration of the «Triplet» (or other subdivision) exceeds the current time signature, the addition is ignored.
It is important to remember that the program automatically fills the measure with rests and new notes overwrite the rests. There is no need to remove rests to add new notes. If you need to have a completely empty measure you can hide the rests by using the «Edit» | «Hide/Show rests» command. Automatic filling a measure with pauses can be canceled in the Program settings.