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#3202450 03/19/22 10:14 PM
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I am trying to figure out how to use MuseScore 3. Does anybody else use it? Is there a way to tie a whole note to a quarter note?

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I'm sure there is a way. It's a fundamental need in any notation program.

. . . Have you checked "Ties" in the User Reference Manual ?

I use Sibelius, not MuseScore. I swore _a lot_ as I was learning it, over just such issues, and there are many things I still don't know how to do. It's not quite "anti-intuitive", but there are lots of things that strike me as being arbitrary. So I sympathize with your troubles.

The underlying problem is that scoring music is inherently complicated. The scoring software must deal with a combination of musical rules, and graphic-design problems:

. . . It has a complicated job to do, and it lays-off some of that complication onto the user.

I wish there were a "Getting Started with Sibelius" manual, but I haven't seen one. I'm not surprised that there's a similar lack in MuseScore's documentation.


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Originally Posted by Charles Cohen
. I swore _a lot_ as I was learning it, over just such issues, and there are many things I still don't know how to do.
I offer my condolences as a colleague in misfortune. I started with Sibelius 4 at the age of 62 and had to spit up a lot of blood before something started coming out. Children, compared to us, do not study, but amuse themselves for many hours ...

I wish there were a "Getting Started with Sibelius" manual, but I haven't seen one. I'm not surprised that there's a similar lack in MuseScore's documentation.[/quote] It is interesting that just in Russian someone enterprising published something similar.

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Lots of MuseScore videos on YouTube.

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Originally Posted by tend to rush
Lots of MuseScore videos on YouTube.


Also a number of entries for handbooks/manuals for both programs.

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Originally Posted by tend to rush
Lots of MuseScore videos on YouTube.

That's how I started learning it.

I don't use it very often, so I had to look up how to even enter a note. Assuming you know how to do that, you'd enter the whole note. Then select the quarter note value from the tool bar, don't enter it yet . Instead, click the tied note icon on the tool bar and that should do it. I tried it and it worked for me. Hopefully my explanation wasn't too confusing.

I used it for several project a few years ago and sprang for a "Mastering MuseScore course. I think there's also a free handbook that you can download.


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How to for tied notes in Musescore

https://musescore.org/en/handbook/3/ties


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It's pretty simple:
1. Select the first note to be tied
2. Press the "+" key. The tie will connect to the next note
3. Repeat as needed.


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Thank you. I did manage to enter some notes.

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I tried out one of those programs a few years ago. Maybe I am old fashion but I still stick to pen and paper for all of my scores.


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