The piece below begins with a pickup of two sixteenths. Use the <6> key to select sixteenth notes. and use <> and/or <> to choose the right spot. <Enter> inserts the 16ths of d and f#. After this, tap <\> once to insert a hard barline (the bar was far from full...). You can see that such a hard bar line is marked with a blue square, in contrast to 'ordinary' bar lines.
The next count immediately presents a new problem.
The following notes form a chord. The C5 and D5 must be on the same stick. You do this by moving <> from the F to the position of the C5. Instead of <Enter>, type <Insert>. (using the toolbar to first select chord mode and then clicking with the mouse is of course also possible) The C#5 is now attached to the F4 as the second note head. it just has to be a C and not a C sharp! Something can be done about this: lower the note by a semitone by pressing <->.
We hang the D5 again with <Insert> on the current stick.
Rest is easy. Tap <4> to enter quarter notes and then <r> for a rest.
The A4 1/16 and the D4 1/4 should start at the same time, but are on different sticks, and have different durations...
If more than one note is to sound at the same time in a part, it is important to know which notes are involved in determining the barlines. The rule is the following:
- first find the path along the shortest notes through the measure
In this case these are the 2 sixteenth notes A and G# and A of an 1/8. We enter all these notes first. Then with <> back to the A of 1/16 to attach the quarter note. With the down arrow move the cursor to the height of the D4 and a <insert> later there is a 1/16 note on the stick of the A4. Only it had to be a 1/4 note and not 1/16... Double the duration twice with <F8>, and that's also taken care of. Unfortunately you can't see that yet because they are still hanging on the same stick.
Both notes must therefore have their own stem.
A few more novelties: the two A's are tied across the bar line. Pressing the <0> key (that key that also has the closing parenthesis on it) when the cursor is on the second A will link both notes by a tie.
The augmentation dot is created with <F6>.