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MuseScore (Part 4): Adding elements to your score

Martin Cohen, Teacher, musician and composer

MuseScore (Part 4): Adding elements to your score

Martin Cohen, Teacher, musician and composer

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19 Lessons (1h 14m)
    • 1. Introduction video part 4

    • 2. Barlines

    • 3. Clef changes and concert pitch

    • 4. Key signature

    • 5. Time signature

    • 6. Title subtitle composer

    • 7. Tempo markings

    • 8. Lyrics

    • 9. Chord symbols

    • 10. Frames

    • 11. Header footer

    • 12. Lines

    • 13. Dynamics

    • 14. Repeats and jumps

    • 15. Staff text

    • 16. System text

    • 17. Rehearsal marks

    • 18. Fretboard diagrams

    • 19. Symbols

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About This Class

MuseScore is a FREE music notation software that you can use to write sheet music.

Because of its built-in playback feature, the program is also a great tool for music composers.

You can even use MuseScore to write your own play-along tracks to practice your instrument.

This course is part 4 out of 5 of a series of MuseScore courses.

If you’re totally new to MuseScore, I would advise you to start with “MuseScore (part 1): Quick Start Guide”, where you will learn the basics of MuseScore: where to download the program, how to install (on Windows, Mac and Linux computers), how to write your first score, save, print and playback the score.

In this course, you will learn:

-how to add/edit barlines 

-about concert pitch

-how to add clef-, key signature- and time signature changes

-how to add title, subtitle, composer

-how to add tempo markings

-how to add lyrics

-how to add chord symbols

-how to add frames and header & footer

-how to add lines, dynamics, repeats & jumps

-how to add staff- and system text

-how to add rehearsal marks

-how to add fretboard diagrams

-how to add many other symbols


In the last part of this series, we will go even deeper into the functionalities of MuseScore with for example:

-Working with parts

-Export audio & MIDI

-Image capture




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Martin Cohen

Teacher, musician and composer


Martin Cohen is since about 25 years a teacher of physics, mathematics and informatics.  

He taught at several schools in and around Amsterdam and at the European Schools of Brussels (Belgium) and Luxembourg.

He recently decided to quit his regular teaching job to concentrate only on online teaching.

Martin is originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  

He is a passionate musician and composer. Since the age of 8 years, he plays the piano.  

He played in several rock, blues and jazz bands and he has now a jazz quartet.  

At the moment, he teaches (online) the piano, music theory and composing techniques.  

Martin has a masters degree in physics from the Free University in Amsterdam.

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1. Introduction video part 4: hi and welcome to the course. You score apart for adding elements to your score. In this course, you will learn all you need to make beautiful sheet music with a fantastic free music notation software called New Score. My name is Martin Cohen on the piano teacher and composer, and I use music er almost every day. This course is part for on a series of courses on music or in this series, you will learn how to write professional sheet music, court sheets, lead sheets or even a whole some book or fake book. The building playback function makes it possible to not only use new score to make sheet music, but it's also unmissable tool for music composers. And you can even use music or to practice your own instrument just right out the parts for the other instruments. Then playback your score in Luke moat, and you have a whole orchestra at your disposal that accompanies you while you're playing your instruments. No, if you're totally new to music, or I would advise you to start with part one off this new score core Siri's, which is a quick start, guides to music or and where you learn how to install and start to program, how to create your first score and how to safe print and expert discourse. In Part four. Off this music art course, Siri's, you will learn how to add elements to your score and with elements. I mean lyrics, court symbols, repeats and jumps, dynamics, ties and slurs, temple markings, rehearsal marks, all kinds of symbols and much more. You can have a look at the titles off the individual video lessons to see what other elements you can add to your score. Now, if you don't find the item you were looking for in this course off the music or Siri's, have a look at one of the other parts of this music or Siri's. And this Siri's consists of five different parts. So five different courses. And finally, I'd like to thank you for your interest on. I hope we will meet each other soon inside of this course 2. Barlines: several types of bar lines can be added to the score via the pellets here under bar lines. Open it. You see all the different bar lines that you can add to your score. Simply take it and drag it to the place you want to have it. So drag it on. Do you see that the measure highlights when you know, release the mouse. It comes at the end of the measure, and it's applied to all the states. The only one that applies to the beginning of the measure is this. Repeat. So when I drag this to the first measure, it's on the beginning of the measure. Another way to add it is to select the measure. Let me take this one aunt to double click on its appears at the end of the measure. You can also apply a bar line style toe. Only one stuff in that case, Holt control while you drag the bar line to your score. So I hold control now and I drag and it's applied only to the first stuff. It's also possible to extend the bar lines throughout the three states off your system. To do that, double click a bar line. You see that handles appear around the bar line. It means that it's an edit mode. You can know drag this handle to the bottom off. This third staff and release no to bar Line extends to the three states. You see that when I click here, it's applied toe all the bar lines. Let me go a step back because I want to show you what everything I will again double click the bar line to put it in edit note. I can also changed bar line length to do this. I hold shift and done dragged the handle. So shift on release and I will click here to take the handles away and you see that my bar line is no shorter. 3. Clef changes and concert pitch: When you create a new score in new score, you normally choose first your instruments like here. When you're coming from the start center, you come in, you score wizard to choose instruments, and you can add instruments like you already saw in the beginning. So, for example, at the piano you see that it automatically creates trouble in the bass clef. When I, uh, let me say a guitar is one. Let me take an acoustic guitar at it adds a trouble. Cliff. You see here eight v be able, explained his later. Let me add also on acoustic bass. Okay, let's click on finish on. There we are. Piano, acoustic guitar, an acoustic bass. As I said, it automatically creates the right cliff for each instrument. So piano travel and bass clef acoustic guitar. You see the travel clever, the little eight. Now the little eight that appears below the trouble. Cliff means that the cleft indicates that all notes sound an octave lowered and written, which is the case for a guitar. The acoustic bass has automatically a bass clef. Sometimes, however, you do want other cliffs. Now, how can I change cliffs now? You see that in the pallets section. I already opened the cliffs and you can simply drag a cliff. Let me say the trouble Cliff and I want. There's also to be the trouble, Cliff. I drag it to the measure and and when? When it highlights, I release the mouse. And there you have a trouble, Cliff. Also for the lower stuff off the piano. So that's very simple. Another way is to select the measure. So let me select this measure. Let me bring back the bass clef, Andi, I can double click here independent section on the base cliff. And then we are. We have our base cliff back. I can also make left changes in the middle of a score. Let me show you that. So you see here apart. This could be for a piano, for example. Where the left hand place first losi goes to middle C and done goes up Now, normally you would want from measure to off rather a travel cliff Done a base cliff. No, I can do this, of course, by just dragging the travel class to this measure and that we are very simple. The only problem is now here it gets a bit low. So I would want here rather again a bass clef. Let me go one step back because what I can do is just select the range that I want to be in trouble. Clever rather than in basic life. So let me select this. I click shift Andi, I want it till this note here. No, I can double click the trouble class and that's it. It only as the trouble cliff for this range. And after this range, we have again a bass clef. Now, of course, here we are left with the same problem. Now we want here rather a trouble. Clifton A base left. What I can also do is just click the note where I want to travel Cliff to appear and then double click. And there it is now some instruments like saxophone drum Bert and more under instruments transpose, for example. I have here a piece for piano and D B flat trumpet. No, I just added them in the start center in dumb Choose Instruments section off the new score Wizard, as we saw before, I just added the piano and B flat trumpet. When it does, I chose just to have no king signature and you see that the piano has no key signature, but to B flat trumpet has a D major key signature automatically. Let me, for example, select this part and I won't this part also to appear in the trumpet section, So I do control. See? Go to this measure Control V. What do we see? It displays the notes not from sea to sea as in the piano, but from D two D. So I play here to see major scale and you see that in B flat trumpet it. The D major scale appears. No. When I want to have this in concert pitch, I just click here into toolbar section and see what happens. Both display the C major scale. I want it back. Click again the concert pitch, and it's doubles back to the score for the trumpet player. 4. Key signature: As you know, you can choose the key signature in the beginning when creating and you score in a new score wizard in this dialect books. Let me click it away for now. So this gives you the initial G signature. No, I have here still was piano and be flit trumpets parts that I used in the former lecture. As you see the B flat trumpet part, it's written in it. One tone higher because it's a B flat trumpet B flat, which is one whole Tom under the sea. Now I can change if I want my initial key signature to do so. Goto Pellets Key signatures I contract menu Key signature Just to the score. Let me say I want in G major. I drank it to the first measure and Ari are in G major. Of course, this B flat trumpet now changed its ski tow. A major one tone up from G. Let me go One step back. Let me show you what happens when I drag this G major to the trumpet. We get exactly the same result. The piano part changed to G and B flat trumpet part changed to a of course this is when I'm not income concert pitch. Most. When I go to concert pitch, they're both in G. It's also possible to make a key signature change in any measure is somewhere in the score . To do that in the palate section under key signatures, just drag the key you want. For example, in Measure two and three, I want deaky drag it to the beginning. So measured, too. Andi, I have my key signature change here now. Only problem is in measure for actually wanted back to the C major key. So I should now go here and drag this to the fourth measure. We could have done it in an easier way. I will go back two steps to where we were. You can actually select Measure two and three and Dan DoubleClick the key signature. I will de select Measure two and three by clicking here, and you see, I have now only measure two and three that have the D major key signature measure for is back in to see Major. He's signature. It's even possible to make your own key signature. To do that, you can either breast shift plus K, Let me do that shift que To open the monster pellets. You can also let me show that No, go to the view menu. Monster Pellet toe Open the monster pellets. Go to the key signatures. This is open now already on. Do you see that you have on the right side a possibility to create your own key signature. Just drag your sharps and the flats where you want. Let me say here. So this is my new key signature that I want to create and click on add And it is now in the key signatures and you can use it when you need it. 5. Time signature: the time signature that you choose is normally chosen. When you create a new score in a new score wizard in this section, let me cause it for now, this creates the initial time signature. Now, of course, you can change the time signature. It's very easy. Independent section under time signatures. Just drag your new time signature through the first measure, and you see that the number of beats per measure is automatically adapted. It's also possible to make time signature changes somewhere in the middle of the score. So, for example, let me say that I want from this measures of the third measure I want 4/4. So from that measure on, we have no 4/4 time signature. Let me go one step back because let me assume that I want this for fourth time Signature only for Measure three and four. What I can do is just select Measure three and four and double click sometimes signature that I want, and then we are. It starts in 2/4 measure three and four are now combined toe. One measure with 4/4 and the rest is again into fourth. It's also possible to define your own custom time signature. To do that, you can go to view monster pellets time signatures. By the way, there's also a short Got to let me show you That's shift plus T so I press shift and t on. This brings up directly to master pellets with time signatures on the right section. Off this dialog box, you can define your own custom time signature. So, for example, when I want a 9/8 I just But you're nine here. Eight on I can click on the add button to add this time signature. I can even create additive time signatures. So, for example, I want to plus two plus two plus 3/8. Then I just right here in a text. Two plus two plus two plus three over eight, I can click on the add button, and here it is my new time signature, and I can use it any time I want to 6. Title subtitle composer: As you know the title subtitle Composer Etcetera can be entered in the beginning when making a new score in the new score. Wizard in this place here when, for some reason you haven't entered this information, you can do it always later. Just go to add dext and title Done. You can enter just your title and on Click Somewhere else, and the title is entered in the same way you can add Dext. Also the subtitle subtitle. Click somewhere else and then you got your subtitle. You can also, within this frame ad, when you right click in Within the frame, add text. All the other information composer. So say some composers, so click somewhere else, etcetera. It's also possible to change information. Just double click, for example, the title, and you can give it another title but double clicking. You enter in edit mode and you can change the element 7. Tempo markings: Okay, let me show you how to add temple markets. You can add Stempel markets, for example, in the beginning of the score. So at the first note, let me first select the first note and then I can either go here in the pellets section two , Tempo on, for example DoubleClick, A temple marking here it is. There are other ways to create a temple marking. Let me first take these work away again. So I will again select where the temple marking shoot be. So at the first note, I can type old plus t. This also adds a temple marking You're still another way at me. Take this. Oh, let me take it away. I will again selected first note I can go to at text temple marking and harass my temple, marking so three ways to do it. Now you can edit, of course, the temple market. First of all, you can edit of course the temple itself. So you can put in Let me see 120 for example. Like somewhere here. And here's your temple marking now your temple marking is not only visual, it also effects playback. So when I play back this. Okay, let me now change the tempo. What? So I will double click the temple marking to bring it into edit moat on. Let me say that I will now put 60 and listen now. Okay, you get the point. It's half the tempo that we had before. So the temple marking also effects the tempo off the playback. Of course, I can put a change in temple marking, for example, after this second measure. So in the beginning of the third measure, I want another tempo. So I select that note, bring up a temple marking so double click here. I could also drag it and drag it to denote. Still, the note highlights. Let me edit. It's by double clicking. Um, so let me say, for example, what would What did we have before? 62? Let me make now 120. Click here. Go to the beginning off my song and let's hear what the effect is on. So you see that's playback takes an account. All the tempo markings in your score. You can also change the note used for the beat value. To do that, that's first go to this temple, marking I will actually double click it to go into edit mode. You see that at the bottom? Off your screen. Left under you see here a texts Toolbar. When I go to this first sign here and click the special characters, dialect books shows up. Another way to do it is by just pressing f two. Okay, What you can do is now changed the note value. Let me first go to the note here on, for example. Take this one. Drag it till here. Doesn't always work directly. Let me do it again. There is no true notes. So let me delete this one. Okay, close this one. And now I have my eighth note value year instead of quarter note. 8. Lyrics: to enter lyrics and music, or you could do it in two ways. First of all, you have to select the note where to start the lyrics. So I select my first note here. Now, two ways are either goto ad dext lyrics or use the keyboard shortcut control. Plus l let me use this letter method. I see my notice de selected. I will select it again. So control l and you see the cursor, the lyrics cursor is under my note so I can start just writing my lyrics. No, I finished my first word when I have to go to the second word. Just type of space. Okay, now this word when I will type the whole word, which is the word myself. This will be under this second G in this second measure. That's not what I want. I want itself under the A So instead I will use a hyphen. So I type hyphen and done, and I type again a space to go to my next note when I know type space. It goes to the first note in the next measure, but this note is tied to the previous note in the last measure. And that means that the word times is for those two notes. Instead, I type again space? No, I have a word with two syllabus. Two syllables. So I have to take the hyphen again. Again. I have to use the hyphen I see in the hyphen. Hyphen? No. You see that? I have to go to the next note because this waste is on the two notes. So I type the hyphen once again and now I can write dumb. Now this be is on all the notes, the D and to see the three C's that are tied together. So what I want is an extender line. To do that, I can use the underscore. Have to use it several times till I am under the next e where my next line begins. So I type the underscore several times. There we go. One, 23 four and no, I am under my next note where I start my next lyrics. So there we go. No, we are the end of the line and actually diverse repeats. So what can I do? I can go year to the next verse. I select my note again. Enter again in lyrics and remote, so control plus l and you see that the curse of places itself under the first light. So there we go. Okay to rest this self explanatory. Now, there are still some things that needs some correction. So, for example, when you look at this in times, they're very close together. What I can do is just select it by clicking, go to the Inspector and set the horizontal offset a little bit to the left. Andi, I could do the same thing for the times and put it a little bit to the right. Okay, this is better. Same thing here is one a little bit to the left. So I make the horizontal offsets a little bit negative. And this one a little bit to the right. This looks much better. It's always possible to correct mistakes. Just double click the word and you're in edit moat. Like all the elements. When you double click them, you come in edit mode and you can delete or whatever and write another word 9. Chord symbols: to intercourse symbols. I have to first select the note where the court symbol appears. So let me select here to see to enter court symbols. I can either go to add text court symbol or I can after selected again do the keyboard shortcut control plus K. This places the cursor above the stuff where you can enter your court symbols. So let me start. The first chord is an E flat major seventh. So I just type capital e. It'll be for the flat sign, Major. I can, for example, type and A J and a seven. Okay, this is my court. Andi, I want to go to the next measure. I press temp. Okay, The second measure is the same court. So I move on, I type tub. This court here is 1/2 diminished court, a D half diminished court. So are type D. Now I can, of course, type minor, seventh B five and then press tub to go to the next one. But what if I want the have diminished court symbol? Let me go back. I can do that by typing shift and stub. Okay. In that case, I can use capital de and the number zero. When I know press tab, what happens? The have diminished symbol. Okay, Next scored is a G seven. Simply G seventh dub. Done. We have a seat. Minor Seventh, See Minor. I can type and I end Aiken Tip type M. It's whatever you're used to. Seventh. OK, we go to the next measure. So oppressed step. Now the next measure, you can either just play the C minor, seventh or optionally. You could play the F seventh, so I will put the f servants between perent. Is's tub be flat. So capital be little b minor. Ninth. No. What if it's not the case in this song? But what if I want a court symbol at the third beat? Well, what I can do is press control and then entered a number that belongs to the note duration . Ah, half note was six. So, while pressing control type six and I can now type my new court symbol. Okay, I just touch something. It's not the right court symbol, but it's just to show you. Okay, this is not the right court symbol, so I will take it away. So shift up and down. Control six. Let me take these away and I do again control six to go to the next measure. Okay, this is an E flat 13. So capital E little B 13 tub now years an a flat major seventh. So I start typing capital a little B. Now imagine I don't want em a j as accord symbol, but I want a little triangle. What I can do is just type little T and then the seventh. Look, what happens if I tape tab during this? Okay, I think that the rest is clear. It's always the same thing now. One important thing it might be that in your case, you cannot get the half diminished symbol or the triangle for the major seventh. In that case, go. OK, let me get out of court input. Moat. I type escape. Also, just click somewhere out, off, outside, off the score. Go to style. General court symbols, fretboard, dying diagrams. And be sure that standard or jazz is selected. No, this brings me also to digest notation because when you do the jazz notation on, I click on apply. Look what happens to the court symbols. Now you see that the seventh are written in superscript and the diminished symbol Etcetera . Okay, look like OK, I release. I relieve the just notation for now. Okay, There is a lot more to say about entering court symbols. You can find all of this in a pdf file that you can download from the project section in this pdf file, you will find, for example, all the shortcuts that you can use, for example, to move through your score. I told you that attempt is to go One measure forwards shift. Step one. Measure back. I told you that control puzzle number brings you the corresponding note value further. But there is still much more like special keywords, bass notes and also how to enter substitute court symbols. So you will find all of this in the pdf file. 10. Frames: Okay, First of all, what are frames? Frames are place holders for texts, pictures and some other things. They could also be used to create gaps for example, between measures or before measures. Let me show you first of all, to add a frame, you can go to the parents section, frames and measures. Another possibility is to go toe ad frames and insert horizontal vertical etcetera. Let me use here that pellets section and I will first enter a horizontal frame in the beginning off a measure. This creates a gap which can be handy when you want to begin the measure a little bit further. When I select it, I can also specify are white on other things. I will enter a vertical frame. When I drag it to a measure done, the horizontal frame will be placed above the staff. Now what can I do? I can insert text pictures and more when I right click within the frame, I can go to add now for example, a text. This is a vertical frame. Okay, well, I can when I right click it go to text style on I confined June everything. For example. I want it centered. Apply okay. And as you can see, you confined June even more No, I can have a picture at picture By the way you see all the other possibilities Has subtitle composer Lyricist title This is when you have a song book, for example and you start And you so no, let me insert a picture. Okay, I take this, Miley. I double click or I click and click here on open. And there's my smiley. I can even put it somewhere else, etcetera So that are frames. 11. Header footer: it is possible to add a header and a footer section to do so. Go to style, General Header Footer Numbers, You have to first check the books in footer, text or header text. No, you can put it on odd and even pages you have here the corresponding checkbooks. No, you can use special symbols in header footer. As you see here, when you hover with your mouse, this table pops up so you don't have to remember all the coats. So you see a dollar sign plus a letter, for example. I want dollar sign Capital P page number on all pages. So let me write that dollar sign. Andi Capital P Andi, I will apply Andi. Okay, let's have a look. Okay. Here it is in the middle. I will go back. Style General header Footer numbers now I'm not limited to only what's in the yellow table here. I can write my own text. So let me write a text here. This is a footer Text I click. Apply on. Okay, let's have a look on. There it is. This is a food or text. No, As you can see, you can also enter Mita data tags, as you can see on the bottom, off the yellow table. So, for example, copy right How to do it. Well, you see it Here you take the dollar sign two points the tag. So copyright in our case on day, two points. So let's try that. So the dollar sign two points. Copy. Right on again. Two points. Apply. Okay. And let's see the result. Here it is. Entering Heather data goes exactly in the same way. 12. Lines: adding lines. So let me go to the palate section lines. I will click here on Dhere. You see what lines you can add So you have slurs, dynamics, you have vault us. What a vase and more. Now the dynamics. I will do that in the lecture about dynamics on the Volt us in the lecture about repeats and jumps. Now how do we add those lines? It's always the same. You can drag from the pallets to your score. So let me add a slower slur here to this measure. Still, the note highlights. Now you can see it has handles around it, which means that it's an edit mode and you can also see that it only goes from this note to the next one. Now the way toe extend it over more notes is very simple. It has to be in at it moat, which it is because it has the handles around it. Then I press shift and the right arrow. So shift right arrow, it goes to the next note one more time. Right arrow to the next. Not answer one. No, I will de selected by clicking here and dares Meisler, Now an easier way to have Desler over this range is I will show you first. Do you lead? It is just to select this range and then double click Desler. And there you have your slur over the hill. Arrange for the auto of us. Well, you can see you have a knocked up active down two octaves up, two octaves down. Three actors up, three octaves down. Okay, let me start by putting an octave up. Let me say in this measure you see that it will attach to a note. I will attach it to the first note of these measure. Okay? And it extends to the whole measure. No. When I want this to extend over the last two measures, what I can do is again I put it in at it. Motor, I double click. You see the handles around It always went double clicking an added element. You bring it in edit boat and now I do The same thing is that I did with slurs. I press shift and the right arrow and it extends each time with one more note. I can also go back Shift left arrow, etcetera. Ok, I will de select it. There's my active up. By the way, this active up is also plate when playing it with the playback. Now I could have also I will delete it now selected the whole range that I want and double click the active up. It gives the same results. I wanted to show you one more thing which is not directly related to lines but which still might be interesting. I let me get rid of this one. Andi. I will put three actives up. So that's this one. And now when I d selected Look, there is one red note here. What does this mean? It means that this note is outside of the range of this instrument. The instrument is a piano in this case, so notes outside of the range of an instrument will be displayed in red. 13. Dynamics: you can add two types of dynamics texts, markings and lines for gradual changes in volume. Now, the text markings can be found here in dynamics, and the lines for gradual changes in volume can be found in lines which we saw already before in the lecture about lines. Okay, so in the dynamics you see all the possibilities you have on in lines. I already told you the diminuendo and crescendo are here in the line section. Okay, let me starts to add a piano sign to this note. You see, it wants to attach to a note. So I attached to this note. There it is. I want to add 1/4 day to this note. There it is. So I can simply drag the signs as usual from my palate section to the score. It's also possible to select a note. So let me select this note for example, aunt to double click. So I will double click the P here and areas. So you have several possibilities to add dynamics to your score. Dynamic markings are also taken into account by playback, so this line will be playback. Not so loud. This one louder and is one again, not loved. Let me go to the lines and let me assume that I want a Christian starting here on this note . What I can do is, of course, as always, dragging it from the pellets section till it's attached to the note I wanted to be. And there it is. Now, if you want to extend it as usual, double click it toe, enter into edit mode and use shift and the error to the right. You can also go to the left shift arrow to left, etcetera. Let me click here. You received a result Now I could have done this directly. So from this note here to this note here by selecting the range, let me first delete this one. Select the range Say this range and double click independent section is also adds the crescendo line to my score. The third way is let me again click it and delete is to make the range select a range and to use on your keyboard that smaller done signed and this gifts also the same results. Of course, for diminuendo, you use the greater den signed now to finish, you can make some fine tunings when you go to style general hair pins, Volta Poltava and you can see that you can change the position Height, etcetera For the Ottawa it might be interesting. You can uncheck numbers only you can see what happens to duck top Poltava in the score. One had to apply. You see, it adds detects that goes with the auto Aava. 14. Repeats and jumps: okay. And this lecture, I will show you how to make repeats and jumps on. Do we have here peace? Take the A train. The 1st 4 measures Here are the intro and done on the next eight measures. I want to repeat so ending here and starting here to do so, I will go into the palate sections and open repeat repeats and jumps. So start repeated here. I can drag it to my first measure and it will plays itself at the start off the measure. Okay, May and repeat is here. I will drag it here, and this one will praise itself and to the end off the measure. Okay, here is my repeat. When I play back, it will also do the repeat as indicated here. After repeat, I wanted to have a prima volta here and a single Nevil that here So we can do that by opening here. Also in appellant's section The lines here's my prima volta. So I drag it to the first measure where the prima volta has to come Now, of course, this has to go until here to do so. Double click it to get into edit moat. You see there are handles around it. Now don't drag the handle till here because that will not work with play back. What you should do is with this baby marveled Indian it mount breast shift and the right arrow. So shift and right arrow and it goes automatically to one bar forward. Okay, click here to get it out of edit mode. And here's my brie melt single deviled Well, I can take the open one, for example. I dragons here. Andi, That's okay. I can leave it as it is, So it will know when you start to song. First, play the intro. Start here, Play until this repeats sign. Go back here, Play again on here It will skip to Simone de Volta on it plays the rest of the song when it comes to the end of the song which is actually here I wanted to jump back to the beginning and then play again on down at the end. It has to jump toe this last line instead off those last two bars here. Not to do so. I can well let me first put here a double bar line. That's better. So I opened the bar lines on a double bar line here. Okay. To do so, I will have to put here the signal. Al Qaeda. Okay, lets again here in the repeats and jumps. Independent sections. So where is it? It's Ah, the signal. Al Qaeda. Here it is. So I'll drink that here till the measure highlights. And Duncan, I can release the mouse. Done. I will have to put this sick. No. Where is it? It's here to this first measure to with highlights. There it is Death. It will go to code up. So the terracotta has to come here in this measure. Where's the Dakota? It is here till it highlights. No, when it comes for the first time to the signal Al Qaeda, it goes back here, plays the song again until it comes here to Kota and it jumps to code. So I have to place my coda, which is of course, here on done after jumping. It plays the last line and it's the end of the song. So I placed my cold out. This is Dakota here, and that's O. You can try it with playback play, but will take into account all the science we put in our score. Now let's assume that you don't want this. Repeat to repeat twice, but three times when you want that just right. Click in the measure. Goto measure properties on a year in play count. You can set the number of times the repeat should be played. One other fine tuning you can made is in the Volta, right. Click the Volta and choose volt up properties. Here, you can put a text on. You can make a repeat list. You could, for example, right here. 123 districts will appear in devoto on the score. So I want it to repeat 1st 2nd and third time done in the repeat list. I write one to three on when I didn't click. OK, donde Volta is used for repeats 12 and three and for the fourth time, it should jump to the next part. There is one other repeat that I want to show you to do. So I will goto this tab on. That's this repeat repeat measure sign I can drag its to the measure. What it means is that in this measure, the measure before will be repeated. If you want it several times. Then just select some measures and double click to sign on. It will play now four times this first measure. Other repeat possibilities can be found in the master palette under symbols. Uh, just see here, for example. Repeat, lost four bars for repeat lost two bars, etcetera. 15. Staff text: So I will show you how to add staff text. So staff text applies to one staff system texts which will be done in the next lecture is for the whole system. So for three instruments together so a staff text how to add a staff text there are three possibilities. You can goto ad text staff text. You can use the keyboard shortcut control plus T or for the make command plus T or you can go independent section under text and add a staff text. Okay, now let's assume I want to add a staff texts to the violin. To his note, I first have to select a note that's in all three cases where whether you use the menu here or dependents or the keyboard shortcut, you first have to select the note done. When you add your stuff text, you can just right for example, pizzicato so on. There it is Now I can right click this pizzicato go to stuff text properties and here for playback I can see Okay, I want it pizzicato. So for our case, I would choose here pizzicato Now you can do this for up to four voices before voices that you can use in you score and you can do it even for each voice separately. So, for example, for its one you want pizzicato for his two year weren't normal at Sentara Okay for here it makes no sense. Of course we only have one voice So that means that in playback the pizzicato violin will be chosen Now the possibilities that appear here depend on the instrument Violin can typically play pizzicato tremolo. If you choose another instrument, you won't have dis options Trumpet will show you for example a muted trumpet. I can show that when I go here in this piece which is not for a violent if I would here at my system Texts Asari staff text pizzicato on Done right click and go to staff text properties here you see? No Pizzicato appears because this instrument is not a violent 16. System text: system texts, as opposed to staff text applies to the whole system. A system is one line of music for all the instruments or in this case, three instruments. So the system text applies toe all three instruments Whether the staff text applies only to one staff. How do I enter system text? I can go to add text system text. I can use the keyboard shortcuts. As you can see here. Control plus shift plus t. So for the MEC, this would be command plus shift plus t or I can go into pellets section to text system text. I have to select the note or the rest. Where this system text appears a select here. Distressed add text system text and I can write my system text now. So for example, my lung Oh, Krolik on done click here and there it is now assistant text that effects playback is for example swing Well no, not do it in this piece, but I will go here. This song has a system consisting off only one staff. But of course, it applies also to systems with more states. Let me say that I want from this note swing I will go to add text system text and I will write swing When I right click and goto system text properties, I can go to disturb swing settings and I can enable them. No, you see, I can set the swing settings on eighth notes or all 16th notes. Eighth note is more common. Of course, you can even set swing ratio now. Normally, this would be when you have a triplet feel this would be around 67%. But you can set every percentage that you want. Don't look click OK on. This will also be playbacks which you can hear You clearly hear the swing now when you for went, for example a next message to be not swung anymore than you can for example, at the text system texts straight. No, If you leave it like this, it will still be swung. So you have to do something here. You have to right click straight go to system text properties go to swing settings and you have to enable it. But put this on off. This might seem a bit strange because it looked not enabled, but it's still swung, so you have to enable it and put it on off. Now this. Well, let me go to this note here. I don't know, it's straight. 17. Rehearsal marks: So, first of all, what? Our rehearsal marks? Well, rehearsal marks are letters or numbers placed above the staff so that you can quickly find a particular place in your score. So how to create rehearsal marks? Well, there are several ways to do it. First, Goto add text rehearsal march. The second method is you can see it already here control plus m. So for the neck, that would be commend plus m ok, but to place of rehearsal Mark, we first half to select a note. So let me do that first. So let me say in the beginning, the first note will be our first rehearsal mark. So at text rehearsal, Mark Okay, you can now enter a text for your rehearsal mark so it can be a letter. It's can be a number. It can be a combination of a letter in a number. It's as you want. Well, you can say for example, I want it a There it is, Onda. Second point here. I want rehearsal mark at text rehearsal Mark and that will be my be on. You can make a C and A D in the same way, etcetera. Okay, I will show a totally other method to place rehearsal marks. Let me first take those away. So delete, select and delayed. Another way to place rehearsal marks is to go in the pallets to text. And here this be one is a rehearsal mark. So when you first select a note on when I now DoubleClick what happens? It's place is automatically a rehearsal mark, and it places automatically didn't letter a Okay, let me put it another one here. When I know DoubleClick, it will place a B, so it automatically adds a letter and it does it in a sequence. Now when, for example, I have does to rehearsal marks. And I want actually to have one here at the beginning of the second line when I know add rehearsal mark, it will put a one. Now perhaps you would have preferred a here. A here be And here, See, What can you do? Tohave it, ABC In that case, you can go to edit tools, re sequence rehearsal marks. So let's see what happens and a B C exactly as we wanted now, when you would have used one of the 1st 2 methods. So add text rehearsal mark or the shortcuts control plus M or commend plus M for for the Mac. And you would have placed, for example, let me say number one here and the number two here When then you place automatically a rehearsal mark with the ballots then ultimately would have put three so mu scorer automatically detects the sequence to use. 18. Fretboard diagrams: you score can also add fretboard diagrams above the staff. To do so Go to palates, fretboard diagrams. And here you have the available fretboard diagrams. So let me start by adding some Fritz Fretboard diagrams to the score. So the 1st 1 is a C court which goes with his note. Onda, we have a G. In a way, I can also click on the note. Onda, DoubleClick, the courts. This should be a minor, by the way. So where is it? So that's here. Double click and it's there and this should be an earth. So where is the F? That's this one And Sidra? No, of course. With only those fretboard diagrams, you're quite limited. You see C C minor, c seventh and it goes already two d d minor d seventh, etcetera. Let's assume you want another court. Well, you can edit the court. I will, right? Click the court that I want to add it. Goto fretboard diagram properties. And here I can add it. My court Now what can I do? First of all, I can change the number of strings. Well, you see, six strings are now displayed. A guitar. Most guitars have six strings. You can make seven strings, eight strings at center. You can go to five strings, four strings. I will choose for six strings, so the standard the number of Fred's you can make five frets. Six friends. You can also scroll here, and this results in the appearance off a number representing the top. Most fret. So when it's Fred one, nothing is displayed. It starts at two and goes up Now. If you want to add a friend Mark, you can simply click here. For example, when you want to remove it, just click it again. When you click here, you can remove the oh the open string sign and make it an X. When you click one more time, you're removed, removed everything and nothing is displayed clicking again on there is the open string saying sign again. You can also make Barre chords to do so. Hold shift on click and just makes a birdie course. I will remove it for now. You can also make it very court up to a number of strings. For example, still here that hold, shift and click. So remove it for now. Oh, what's this? Okay, now dis fretboard diagram corresponds to a C major seventh, not with C major. Seventh. We didn't see it here in different board diagrams. Independence. But I can click okay on its displays here, my c major seventh. Now what if I want to save this symbol and I want to use it again? How can I place it in different board diagrams so that I can use it again? First of all, to do that, you must be in a custom work space. You see, you cannot be in the basic or advanced were explains that are by default in music or you have to create your own workspace. If you don't know how to create your own customized workspace, then see Part two off this mu score core Siris in the lesson customizing mu score. I explain exactly how to do it. So when you're sure that you have your own custom workspace Dan, you can add it to the fretboard diagrams by holding control shift. So for Domecq that will be command shift and drag your new symbol to the fretboard diagrams and of the pierce in your fretboard diagrams. If this doesn't work, then be sure that when you right. Click fretboard diagrams that enable editing is checked when not you check it. And then it should work. Now, when you want, you can right click your new fretboard diagram, go to properties and give it a name. So, for example, see Major Seventh Andi. Okay, When I know hover with the mouse, you see that it displays C major seventh. Now you might ask, How is it with chord symbols when there are already fretboard diagrams? Well, you can simply add court symbols. I will show you that text. You know, already how to at court symbols. So I should select a note. Of course. I'll here at text cords symbol. So this is C court on gun control six. To move um, half tone. Is this a G? I do tap to go to my next measure a minor and do again control six. This is enough. Well, and someone now, you might have noticed that, especially this a minor is not so nicely aligned above the fret verse fretboard diagram. To do so, go to style text court symbol and choose for the alignment centred. Click on the fly. Andi, you already see this looks much better 19. Symbols: in new score. You can add lots off symbols, most of them which are to be found in the palettes. So let me start first with the arpeggios and glee Sandoz Wheeler an arpeggio. You would typically add that to record not to a single note. So let me add this her page oh, to my course. So I can, as always, drag it from the pallets to denote or to the court. Or I can select a note and double click their symbol in the pallets. Done. We have breath and poses when you add a breath to a note till it highlights done. Breath will appear after that note. In articulations and ornaments you can. Well, as always, add it either by dragging or by clicking a note and double clicking. Now interesting is that if you want this to be under the note, you can simply type X. Of course, the symbol has to be selected, so it is because it's blue. So I type X, and it's under the note type again X on its back to where it was before fingering, also very important. So first of all, you add it always in the same way. I don't have to repeat that, either by dragging it to a note or by selecting the note and double clicking the symbol in the pellets. Okay. The first set of numbers 0 to 5 are used for piano fingering. The letters here are used for the guitar Right hand. You can see it also in the tool tip which pops up when you go with your mouse over it. So you don't have to remember it than from 0 to 5 is for left hand guitar fingering Andi 0 to 6 with the circles around it is for the guitar string numbers. Okay for tourists. What more symbols that we have tremolo, for example, No many more symbols can be found. I showed it already before in the master pellets section under symbols. Here you have an enormous amount of symbols that you can add to your score. Now, when this is not enough, you can always add images. PNG file for example, just opiates to your clipboard. The image Dan go to note on breast control plus V to pace it in your score. Now some symbols are extendable. You know already how to do that. Just double click them to bring them into edit mode and then use shift plus arrow right and her left to extend it or short in it. One interesting thing for guitar players in articulations and ornaments you can find also guitar Ben's here that can be added to guitar temperature. Let me for now, just added to a note because we don't have a guitar temperature here you can right click it go to Bend Properties, and you can set how the Ben should look like okay. To finish one general remark about symbols. Some symbols are extendable. You know already how to do it. Just double click them to bring them into edit mode and then use shift plus arrow right and her left to extend it or short in it.