"Ghost" Rests

• Mar 6, 2012 - 23:58
S5 - Suggestion

I am new to this. As I enter music, I make some mistakes which I then delete. The problem I have is that, after I enter the correct notes, there are rests that remain in the score. They appear in odd places, and I haven't figured out how to delete them. I have gotten around it by moving them way off the staff and then ignoring them. There must be a better way.


It sounds to me as if you are using 2 voices and the rests are in the 1st voice which cannot be deleted). You might try switching the 2 voices and then you would be able to delete the 2nd voice staves.

Another method, probably easier is to select the rests, right click and set invisible.