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To form chords (two or more notes with different pitch at the same time) you can add more note-heads to one stem:

  • position the cursor horizontally at note that should receive one more head.
  • hit <Insert>


Notes inserted this way are displayed gray on the working area to distinguish them from the main-note. Secondary notes are not taken into account when determining barlines. On the status line they can be recognized having an ampersand (&)

Duration, pitch and other characteristics can be changed the same way as main-notes.

Chords can also be entered as chord symbols if desired. You can also use chord symbols in lyrics.


See also examples for entering more complex music, and detaching notes from a chord cluster (stem direction) as well as reassembling new clusters from chord notes (twin clusters)

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