Entering music using the computer keyboard only
Have recently been trying out Musescore, and am having a lot of frustrating experiences just trying to enter notes. For instance, when trying to create a tie between two notes, the second one gets replaced with a copy of the first instead of the value I had, and overwriting it erases the tie. Moving from edit mode back to note input mode makes me lose my place. I can't find any shortcuts for common symbols like dynamics, articulations, trills, etc. There just seems to be a lot of unavoidable clicking and backtracking all the time. Is there something I'm missing or is it just like this? Also, how do I create grey or dashed symbols (for editorial marks). Is this even possible?