A tie is a curved line between two notes of the same pitch, indicating that they are to be played as one combined note (see external links below). Ties are normally created between adjacent notes in the same voice, but MuseScore also supports ties between non-adjacent notes and between notes in different voices.
In note-input mode, if you specify a tie immediately after entering a note or chord, the program automatically generates the correct destination notes to go with the ties. Or, you can simply create ties "after the fact," between existing notes.
Note: Ties, which join notes of the same pitch, should not be confused with slurs, which join notes of different pitches and indicate legato articulation.
The following command adds an identical tied chord to the selected chord.
Note: This shortcut works, as described above, only if there is no chord following the selected note. If there is, then the duration is ignored and the tied note is added instead to the following chord.
Select one or more noteheads in the "start" chord.
Press +, or the toolbar tie button, :
Ties will be created between the selected note(s) and the next available note(s) of the same pitch.
To remove ties, as of MuseScore 3.3.3, use the same command (toggle)
This method ties all notes in the "start" chord (where possible):
Ties will be created between all the notes in the selected chord and the following notes of the same pitches.
To remove ties, as of MuseScore 3.3.3, use the same command (toggle).
Occasionally you may need to return to an existing tied chord in order to add one or more extra tied notes. In this case a different command is used. For example:
A workaround is required to create ties between unison notes:
X flips the direction of a selected tie, from above the note to below the note, or vice-versa.