QuickScore Elite Tutorials

Setting Up For Sequencing

Getting Started  How To  Manual  MIDI and Audio

In the next group of tutorials we will go over the features of QuickScore Elite's other editing windows and cover recording. You will see that you can do a lot more than create good-looking scores with QuickScore Elite. We will be using another piece by J. S. Bach, the two-part Invention number 13 from the Inventions and Sinfonias. The piece is in the file TUTOR13.QSD.

Start by opening the file TUTOR13.QSD. Click on the File menu, select Open and double-click on TUTOR13.QSD in the file list box. We will set up a few things in QuickScore Elite before we get going.

Locking Cursors and Tracks

First let's make sure the Lock Cursors and the Lock Tracks options are set to on. This way, when we move to a certain place in one window, all the other windows will also move to the same place. We can easily flip back and forth between windows to see different views of the same music. Click on the Window menu and make sure Lock Cursors and Lock tracks are checked.

Setting Programs

Press the SPACE BAR to hear a few bars of the piece play. If you have a General MIDI instrument, you should hear a piano on track 1 and a cello on track 2. If you don't hear these instruments playing, you should go to the Track Sheet and change your programs to something like this.

When QuickScore Elite first starts, the program names are for General MIDI instruments. If you have a General MIDI synth or sound card, the sound you get should sound like its General MIDI description. If yours is not a General MIDI instrument, the names won't correspond to the sounds in your instrument. You can change the program names by choosing Patch Lists from the Options menu and selecting a patch list for your instrument. If your instrument isn't in here, you can make up a patch list for it. See How to create a new patch list for details.

It is really not important to properly set up your patch names before you go on, so if you have an instrument without a patch list already in the Patch Lists dialog, you can continue with the tutorial. Just make sure your tracks are playing some kind of sound.