Getting Started with QuickScore Elite

Organ music

Tutorials  How To  Manual  MIDI and Audio

Writing for the organ is similar to writing for the piano, but of course you have the pedal part to contend with.

To get started quickly from scratch, select the Organ template. This will automatically create a two track manual part and a pedal track with a bass clef. Alternately, you can start with an arrangement from an existing MIDI file, MusicXML file or QuickScore file.

In the Track sheet you can 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.

Organ music often makes use of several independent 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.

Change from bass to treble clef or vice versa by selecting a clef from the clefs palette and putting it wherever you want it. The music automatically adjusts to reflect the change.

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

Add articulations such as dots, martele, mordents, trills or turns that stay attached to notes and play as well.

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

When entering fingering numbers, it is possible to switch at will between them as you enter them. This lets you put in fingerings for your entire piece in a single step. Do this by pressing the left or right arrow keys while you have the left mouse button down as you enter the number.

QuickScore has special toe and heel markings for the pedal part in the Miscellaneous symbol palette.

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

Organ music is generally printed in landscape mode. When printing, set your Page Orientation to Landscape in Print Setup under the File menu.