QuickScore Elite How To

How to enter a slur

Getting Started   Tutorials  Manual  MIDI and Audio

Click on the arrow tool in the toolbar and then click on the note button in the object type palette. Control click the two notes between which the slur is to go. Choose Slur from the Edit menu that appears, then Above or Below from the submenu.

You can also create a slur as follows:

Click on the pencil tool in the toolbar and then click on the symbol button in the object type palette. Click on the symbol button again to open up the symbols palette. Click on Adjust to open the adjustable symbols palette. Click on the slur, the symbol at the bottom left of the palette.

Now click and hold down the left mouse button where you want the left edge of the slur to go. Keep the mouse button down and drag the mouse to where you want the right edge of the slur to go.

Release the mouse when you have positioned the slur approximately where you want it. There will be three little diamonds at the left, right and center of the slur. You use these control points to further shape and move the slur. Click on a control point to select it and drag it around to shape or move the slur. Alternatively you can move a control point around using the arrow keys. You can move between control points by using the TAB and the SHIFT+TAB keys as well as by clicking on them with the mouse. The middle control point is used for shaping the slur and the outer control points for setting the start and end points of the slur. When you are finished shaping and positioning your slur, click the right mouse button or press the ENTER key to enter it into the score. If you don't want to enter your slur, press the ESCAPE key.

When you are entering the slur symbol, you can automatically position the left slur point over the closest note by pressing Z. You can automatically position the right slur point over the closest note by pressing X. You can automatically center the slur by pressing V. If the slur is above the notes, the slur end points go over the closest notes when you press Z and X. If the slur is below the notes, the slur end points go under the closest notes when you press Z and X.

How To

Play, record and synchronize
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Enter music
Edit Music
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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

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Enter a slur
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Enter a tablature chord symbol
Enter a tied note
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Enter drum tracks
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Edit music

Change a note's pitch by semitones
Change the duration of a note
Change the enharmonic spelling of a note
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Edit a slur
Edit a crescendo
Insert empty space
Delete empty space
Copy sections of music
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Change tempo
Change volume
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Format music

Space music
Space lyrics vertically
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Create a pickup measure
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Make sure notes display with their entered durations
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Put notes in a split track on either the treble or the bass staff
Create cross-staff beaming
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Change how barlines are connected in a score
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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
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Create a Wave file
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Add your score to a video or file soundtrack
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Use ReWire
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Export an audio file using the Audio Mixer


Create a lead sheet
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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