Make note heads larger

• Sep 2, 2018 - 01:45

I want to make the note heads bigger for my elementary students...


Note that the setting mentioned above makes everything larger, which is probably what you want anyhow. If you only made the noteheads larger, they wouldn't fit between the staff lines any more, as they are already the full height of the space.

But if only increasing noteheads is your end goal (including overlap of other things) and you don't need small notes, you can abuse that functionality.
Mark all the notes as small; then use the corresponding style setting to scale them to a value bigger than 100%

Hi, sorry to ask again. I need to make some note heads larger for a contemporary score I'm doing. Clicking the "small" box in the inspector makes them small, but how do I make it bigger?

In reply to by floalen

Do you really what onls the heads to be larger? Or also the staves?
In the latter case go to Format > Pate settings and increase the saceling, the staff space setting.
In the former case you could 'mis-use' small chords and make tham larger via Format > Style > Sizes > Size small note, set it to bigger than 100%
So the same as jeetee already mentioned just above your post, 2 1/2 years ago

I need to also have big notes for my piano students. Nothing seems to work at this point. I even started a new file for a fresh start. "Format, page settings, scaling" does not do anything. I also right clicked on the staff and went to Staff/Part Properties and then Advanced Style Properties. I changed the Line Distance to 2.0 which did work but the note heads with lettering are tiny and I haven't figured out how to change them even though I have spent several hours and also reading the 3.0 manual. Any help is appreciated--thank you. Is there, by any chance, a template that can be used with musescore?
TRY_LARGE_NOTEHEADS.mscz PS Will I need to find my way back to this comment to see your answer?

In reply to by stressfree

If you want large noteheads, increasing the line distance to 2sp doesn't help at all, the contrary happens, noteheads now look like being hald as small as before.

Just increase the staff space setting in Format > Page settings and (almost) everything will increase, including the noteheads.

If you want noteheads that a larger than a staff space, you could missuse the small setting if a) notes and in Format > Style > Sizes increase those from 70% to e.g 140%

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