For MuseScore 3 users, see Text
There are many different kinds of text objects in MuseScore (see tables below); text may also be found incorporated into lines. This chapter shows you how to create, format and edit text objects, and also includes information about the following types of text:
|General purpose text attached to a single staff: appearing only in that instrument part.
|General purpose text attached to a single staff: appearing in all instrument parts.
|Display the chords associated with a melody: usually above the staff.
|Numbers or letters attached to notes showing which fingers to use.
|Create lyrics attached to a melody.
|Facilitate rehearsals, divide score into sections, bookmark passages etc.
For other types of text available in MuseScore, follow the links below:
|Apply metronome and/or expression marks.
|Indicate the loudness of a note or phrase.
|Change from straight to swing time, and vice versa.
|Apply mid-staff instrument changes.
|Repeats and jumps
|Da Capo, Dal segno, Fine etc.
|Period notation for keyboardists.
|Title/composer/lyricist details at the start of a score; songsheet lyrics etc.
|Page numbers, copyright info etc. at the top/bottom of a page.
|Voltas, ottavas, pedal lines, guitar barre lines etc.