Colouring Notes

• Jan 4, 2019 - 14:31

I arrange music for handbell ringers, and mark up up each ringers' copy with 4 different colours, these being blue, red, brown and green,and each colour relating to a specific bell. While each ringer has the same four colours, on each copy they will relate to different bells. Is there any way that I can do this, nine times over - ie nine ringers, and each copy of the score marked differently. I have tried with the Inspector but can't seem to get the hang of using it.


These instructions are based upon version 2.3.2

You can create your parts first.
In each part, right click a note you want to color
choose Select>more...
Check the box in the dialog that says "Same pitch..."
Click OK and all notes of that pitch will be selected
Open the inspector if not already and click the large black rectangle next to "Color:"
A new window will open that lets you select a color for that note, choose the color and click OK.
Repeat the process for the other 3 colors

Note: The colors will only be seen in the parts. If there is only one part in the main score (as I suspect), then create 9 parts and name them as appropriate (A-D, Ringer 1 or whatever makes sense to you) and check the only part that will exist for each part. I would systematically

  • click "New"
  • rename part
  • check the part
  • Click OK
  • Repeat 8 more times

This will give you 9 copies of the score to work with and your main score will be unchanged.

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