Getting Started with QuickScore Elite

Orchestral arranging

Tutorials  How To  Manual  MIDI and Audio

Arranging for orchestra is similar to arranging for band.

You can start with the orchestra template, build your own arrangement using the EZ Template feature, or start from scratch. You may also start from any MIDI, MusicXML or QuickScore file, creating the arrangement yourself using the Track Sheet.

If you are creating the arrangement yourself, use the Track Sheet to quickly enter the track names, channels, programs, clefs and key transpositions for each instrument. To more quickly and accurately choose a key transposition for transposing instruments, find the instrument name at the bottom of the Key Transposition drop-down list box.

At the top of the Track Sheet, quickly enter the key signature, time signature, beat and tempo.

Enter notes using the mouse, the built-in virtual keyboard, a MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar or breath controller, or any other controller attached to your computer.

Enter key signature and time signature changes at any point in your composition. Hold down the control key and right click in the bar where you want the key or time signature change to take place, enter the new key signature or time signature and click Apply.

Put in slurs and tuplet markings simply by control-clicking two notes and applying a slur or tuplet mark.

Attach articulations directly to notes by selecting the note or notes and choosing Articulation from the Edit menu.

Add titles, composer credits, headers and footers using Display>Titles>Score.

Add tempo and dynamic markings using symbols from the symbols palette.

When your have finished entering your orchestral score, you can format and space your music and generate parts.