A tie is a curved line between two notes of the same pitch, indicating that they are to be played as one note with a combined duration (see external links below). Ties are normally created between adjacent notes in the same voice, but MuseScore also supports ties between non-adjacent notes and between notes in different voices.
In note-input mode, if you specify a tie immediately after entering a note or chord, the program automatically generates the correct destination notes to go with the ties. Or, you can simply create ties "after the fact," between existing notes.
Note: Ties, which join notes of the same pitch, should not be confused with slurs, which join notes of different pitches and indicate legato articulation.
Press Esc to make sure you are not in note input mode.
Click on a note, or use Ctrl (Mac: Cmd) + click to select more than one note.
Press + or the tie button, .
Ties will be created between the selected note(s) and the following note(s) of the same pitch.
To tie all the notes in a chord at once, either:
Then press + or the tie button . Ties will be created between all the notes in the selected chord and the following notes of the same pitches.
To create a single note tie during note input:
Note: This shortcut works, as described above, only if there is no chord following the selected note. If there is, then the duration is ignored and the tied note is added instead to the following chord.
Note: This shortcut works, as described above, only if there is no chord following the selected note. If there is, then the duration is ignored and the tied notes are added instead to the following chord.
If the chords to be tied contain unison notes the best way to ensure correct notation is:
X flips the direction of a selected tie, from above the note to below the note, or vice-versa.