Making music with Copyist

How to beam a single note

Stems are created by pressing + (plus) or - (minus) followed by a duration value. Possible duration values are 4, 8, 1, 3 and 6. When creating stems, the stem will go up from the cursor position if the - key is pressed, and down if + is pressed. For example, to put an upward sixteenth note stem and flag on a notehead, put the cursor over the notehead, press - and then press 1. To put a downward eighth note stem and flag on a notehead, put the cursor over the note, press + and then 8.

It is also possible to beam single notes the same way you beam a group of notes, that is by selecting the note to be beamed by dragging the mouse over it and then selecting Beam from the Edit menu.

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

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