Making music with Copyist

How to beam a group of notes

Choose the arrow tool from the toolbar. Select the notes you want to beam by dragging the mouse over them. Do this by clicking and holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse until you have encompassed all the symbols, and then releasing the mouse button. The selected notes are highlighted in reverse video and an edit menu appears. Select Beam from the edit menu. Choose one of the durations from the submenu, and then either Beam Up or Beam Down from the next submenu.

If you want more than one duration for your beamed grouping (for example a dotted eighth beamed with a sixteenth), choose Complex for the duration and then Beam Up or Beam Down from the next submenu. Now for each note in your group, select the duration for that note from the dialog that appears. The Skip Note option in this dialog gives you the opportunity to leave selected notes within the group unbeamed.

If you are beaming a single note head, a stem and flags are added to your note head according to the duration and direction you specified from the beaming submenus.

How To

Enter Symbols

Enter a staff
Enter a bar line
Enter a clef
Enter a time signature
Enter a key signature
Enter a note head
Beam a group of notes
Beam a single note
Enter a crescendo
Enter a slur
Enter a guitar grid symbol
Enter a chord symbol
Create a user symbol
Enter a user symbol
Enter text
Enter lyrics

Edit Symbols

Edit text
Edit lyrics
Move a single symbol
Move a group of symbols
Adjust beams
Adjust notes within a beamed group
Adjust an adjustable symbol
Delete a symbol
Use the pasteboard

Manipulate Pages

Go to a new page
Create a new page
Insert a page
Erase a page