How to color note heads.

• Apr 24, 2018 - 03:06

I looked through the handbook. I would like to color selected note heads red, as opposed to black, to distinguish the notes from other notes. I don't see how to do this or if it is possible.


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Select the noteheads, click one then ctrl+click additional heads, then look in the inspector (press F8 if it's not seen). You will see a large black rectangle, click it and change all the head colors at once.

In reply to by minnieyuyantung

This still works. I was a bit terse in my explanation previously.

Click a notehead then press ctrl+click any additional noteheads you want to change the color of. If the inspector isn't already open press F8 or use the view menu. Toward the top there is a large black rectangle next to the label "Color:" Click that and a color selector will pop up that will allow you to change all selected noteheads.

There is also the color noteheads plugin. Specifically described at https://musescore.org/en/handbook/plugins#color-notes but read the entire page if your not familiar with plugins.

In reply to by mike320

Thank you for this!! I just came up with the idea of color-coding notes for beginning students (especially the really young ones), and wanted to find a way to make each note of the scale a different color, so this is super-helpful! I also found some stickers from a company called Chroma-Notes that have removable stickers for keyboards. Hoping this system helps! Here are some resources I put together.

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