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Classical guitar music

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Classical guitar is notated an octave above the sounding notes and uses a treble clef. It is notated with a treble clef with a small 8 under the tail (sometimes called an "octave-dropped" treble clef).

Creating scores for classical guitar has some challenges that don't exist in scores for other instruments. Guitar notation has a number of specialized symbols, such as hammer-ons, pull-offs and so on. QuckScore has a rich selection of guitar symbols, located in the guitar, adjustable and jazz symbol palettes.

When entering circled string numbers and p, i, m and a fingering symbols, it is possible to switch between symbols of the same type as you enter them. Do this by pressing the left or right arrow keys while you have the left mouse button down as you enter the symbol. This can save a lot of time, because you can avoid going to the symbol palette every time you want to change the symbol you want to enter. For example, you can put in all your fingerings without going to the symbol palette at all once you've selected the first fingering symbol.

Classical guitar often makes use of several voices at once. In QuickScore you select voices for note entry using the Voice palette in the main control area of the Score Editor. You can also easily assign notes to voices at any time after they are entered.

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.