Brackets

MuseScore provides standard brackets and a curly brace within the Brackets palette in the advanced workspace.

Brackets Palette

Add

To add a bracket or brace to systems, use one of two methods:

  • Drag a bracket symbol from a palette on to an empty space in the first measure of the staff where you want the bracket to start.
  • Select the first measure of the staff where you want the bracket to start and double-click a bracket symbol in a palette.

Delete

  • Select the bracket and press Del.

Change

  • Drag a bracket symbol from a palette onto an existing bracket in the score.

Edit

When you first apply a bracket it only spans one staff. To extend the bracket to other staves, double-click on it (or click on it and press Ctrl + E) to enter edit mode, then drag the handle downwards to span the required staves. The handle snaps into position, so exact placement is not required.

Style

The default thickness and distance from the system of brackets and braces can be adjusted in Style → General... → System.