Add and Remove Text

You can add text expressions anywhere in your music. In general, text expressions are simple messages to a performer for reminders about how a given section should be played. You can also add special title page text that isUsed for the song title, composer and so forth - for details, click here.

Although text symbols have no performance value, rehearsal markings and text act as reference points within a document. When you press the Previous/Next buttons in the transport controls, the document jumps to the previous/next marker in the music.

Text is always added to a particular staff. Once text is added to your music you can edit its appearance.

To Add Text

Select the Text/Chords tab in the Input Palette, then select one of the text symbols. This includes the Text and Marker symbols as well as the two rehearsal markings.

Move the cursor over the staff where you want to add the text. Notice that the cursor changes into a standard text insert cursor and a red dotted line is displayed at the current location in the Music Score.

Click the mouse to display a text edit box, then type in text:

Clicking above the staff will add the text above the staff. Clicking below the staff will add the text below the staff. On a Grand Staff, clicking between the staves will add the text between the staves. Note that Markers and Rehearsal Markings are always above the top most staff.

Press the Return key to add the text, or the Escape key to abort the operation.

To Remove Text

Select the text and press the Delete key.

Rehearsal Markings

Rehearsal numbers and letters are commonly Used by performers to mark certain sections of the music for rehearsals ("Let's start at letter D").

Typically, rehearsal markings are single letters or numbers (A, B, C, S1, S2, etc.)

When you add rehearsal markings a box is automatically displayed around the text.