freehand drawing - make your own slurs

• Sep 27, 2019 - 21:48

I am attaching a pdf file P4.pdf Ini it you will see in bar 61 thatI've drawn a bow from the C i the alto part to the A in the bass. To do this I had to export to pdf, convert to jpg do the business with, come back from jpg to pdf with the bow in place. I wonder if this could be done in muse score itself. We need a freehand draw facility such as click on the start note, click on the finish note and let muse score draw a suitable curve from the one to the other. perhaps this already exists?

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But normally to indicate where a part (or voice) moves from one staff to another, you should use a straight line, not a slur. (You will find this in the "Lines" palette too.) Generally, a "freehand drawing" facility is not useful, because it can only produce crude results, but the functions to draw general lines are there already.

In reply to by Keith Paton

As mentioned above, you really don't want a slur - you want a line. At least, if your picture represents the actual musical scenario correctly.

Either way, though, you do it by first Ctrl+clicking the first note, then Ctrl+clicking the second note - so both will now be highlighted - then either pressing "S" to create a slur or, better, Add / Lines / Note Anchored Line. The two notes that were highlighted when you issued the command will now be connected.

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