QuickScore Elite How To

How to enter notes with the mouse

Getting Started   Tutorials  Manual  MIDI and Audio

Notes can be entered in the Score Editor or the Piano Roll Editor using the mouse. Make sure the note object is selected in the object palette. Select the pencil tool (second from the left in the toolbar) and click where you want to put in the note. The note is drawn with the duration equal to the duration value you have set in the durations palette in the main control area. You can change this any time you want by clicking on a new note value in the durations palette. Be aware that the note you enter doesn't get put in until you release the mouse button. You can see exactly where the note will go before you release the button.

As you move the mouse left and right before releasing the left mouse button, the note being entered moves forward or backwards in time along with the mouse. The amount of time between positions is equal to the step value. The position in time where the note will be entered is shown in the mouse time locator.

In the Score Editor, as you move the mouse up and down before releasing the left mouse button, the note being entered changes pitch with the mouse and as it does so, it stays in key. This is usually what you want, but sometimes you will want to enter a note with a pitch that is not in the key signature. You can move a note chromatically by using the arrow keys before releasing the left mouse button. For example, to enter a C sharp in the key of C, move the mouse so that the note appears as a C natural. Then, before releasing the left mouse button, press the UP ARROW key once. Now release the left mouse button.

Notes are entered with the voice set in the voice palette.

Related Topics:

How to enter notes in step time

How to enter triplets

How to enter rests

How to enter a tied note

How to enter grace notes

How to enter cue notes

How to put notes in a split track on either the treble or the bass staff

How to make sure notes display with their entered durations

How to enter drum tracks

How to enter guitar tablature

How To

Play, record and synchronize
Open, save and print files and create tracks
Enter music
Edit Music
Format Music


Set MIDI input and output
Set the metronome
Change the sound for a track
Set the names for your instrument's patches (or programs)
Change the play/mute/solo status of a track
Set MIDI thru for your system

Open, save and print files and create tracks

Open a file
Save a file
Print a score
Print parts
Export a score
Enter a new track
Delete a track

Enter music

Enter notes with the mouse
Enter notes in step time
Enter triplets
Enter text
Enter lyrics
Enter a slur
Enter a crescendo
Enter a key signature
Enter a time signature
Enter a clef
Enter grace notes
Enter cue notes
Enter rests
Enter a chord symbol
Enter a tablature chord symbol
Enter a tied note
Enter a wave event
Enter a rehearsal mark
Enter titles
Enter track names
Enter different types of barlines
Enter drum tracks
Enter guitar tablature

Edit music

Change a note's pitch by semitones
Change the duration of a note
Change the enharmonic spelling of a note
Edit notes
Edit text
Edit lyrics
Edit a slur
Edit a crescendo
Insert empty space
Delete empty space
Copy sections of music
Quantize notes
Transpose notes
Change tempo
Change volume
Change note velocity

Format music

Space music
Space lyrics vertically
Space staves
Create a pickup measure
Display quarter note triplets
Make sure notes display with their entered durations
Split a track onto a treble and bass clef
Put notes in a split track on either the treble or the bass staff
Create cross-staff beaming
Change the vertical position of tablature chords
Change how barlines are connected in a score
Set braces and brackets
Change fonts for titles, lyrics, text or symbols
Change the display of bar numbering
Change the display of page numbering
Set bars of rest
Change the beat
Change the quantization with which music is displayed
Transpose the display of notes in a track
Change the way notes are grouped together
Change the number of bars per line
Change the number of staves per page
Change the way rests are displayed
Change the way ties are displayed
Change the direction of stems and beams
Display independent voices in a bar on the same staff
Change the display of drum notes

Play, record and synchronize

Record from another sequencer
Record with the MIDI mixer
Do punch recording
Record in step time
Record while tapping the beat
Synchronize with another sequencer as slave
Synchronize with another sequencer as master
Synchronize with a tape device


Record audio
Create a Wave file
Create an MP3 file

Create an audio CD
Add your score to a video or file soundtrack
Publish your score on the web
Use VST instruments
Use VST effects
Use ReWire
Use audio automation
Export an audio file using the Audio Mixer


Create a lead sheet
Create and print score paper
Select a sound bank on a GS Standard instrument
Check whether notes are within an instrument's range
See what events are in your tracks
Add composer notes to your composition
Create a score template
Load a score template
Create a new patch list