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Contents Summary

  1. Getting Started
    1. Menu & Navigation
    2. Score Settings (Primary Time, Key and Tempo Mark)
    3. Track Settings (New)
      1. How to add, delete, reorder
      2. PrimaryClef, Track Grouping
      3. Keyed Instrument such as Trumpet in Bb

  2. Main Toolbox
    1. Basics of Note Entry
    2. Grouping (Beam, Tuplet, Tie)

  3. Additional Editing Tools
    1. Bar Tools
    2. Clef, Time, Key and Tempo Changes
    3. Item Mover
    4. Chord Symbols
    5. Lyrics
    6. Text
    7. Partical Transpose
    8. Rhythmic Notation
    9. Slur
    10. Dynamics Marks
    11. Articulations
    12. Octave Marks
    13. Tempo Terms
    14. Technical Marks
    15. Break Marks
    16. Note Heads
    17. Track Grouping

  4. Score/Part Management and ViewOptions (New)

  5. File List View (New)
    1. Normal Mode
    2. Edit Mode

1. Getting Started

1.1 Menu & Basic Navigation

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Open Menu to reach:
  • File Access (Save, Save As etc.)
  • Settings
  • Data Exportion
 

1.2 Score Settings (New)

  This video will explain about:
  • How to set primary Time Signature
  • How to set primary Key Signature
  • How to set primary Tempo Mark
 
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1.3 Track Settings

1.3.1 Add, Delete Reorder Tracks (New)

  This video will explain about:
  • How to add, delete or reorder tracks
Note: Although the video is shown with version 2.0, the operation in Track Settings is exactly the same.
 
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1.3.2 Primary Clef, Track Grouping (New)

  This video will show how to create Piano Grand Staff
by explaining:
  • How to add tracks
  • How to change primary Clef
  • How to group tracks
Note: Piano Grand Staff is available in Templates and Samples in FileListView
 
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1.3.3 Keyed Instrument such as Trumpet in Bb (New)

  This video will explain about:
  • How to show a track of keyed insturment transposed (such as trumpet in Bb) while it is played in concert key on playback
 
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2. Main Toolbox

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  This is the Primary Editing Toolbox of iWriteMusic

2.1 Basics of Note Entry

  This video will explain about:
  • Note Entry
  • Rest Entry
  • Command Lock
  • OneFlick Entry vs Traditional Entry
  • Voice Change
  • Eraser
  • Dot
  • Accidental
  • Beam
  • Tuplet
  • Tie
  • Copy & Paste
  • Undo & Redo
  • Bar Number of Leftmost on Screen
  • Jump to Bar Slider
 
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3. Additional Editing Tools

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  Open More to access Additional Editing Tools.
 

3.1 Bar Tools and Repeat Signs

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  This video will explain about:
  • How to add/insert Barline
  • How to apply different Barline type
  • How to remove a Barline
  • How to remove a Bar
  • How to add Repeat Signs
  • How to remove Repeat Signs
  • (Repeat Signs are ignored on playback.)
 
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3.2 Clef, Time, Key and Tempo Changes

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  • How to add/insert Barline
  • How to apply different Barline type
 
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3.3 ItemMover

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  • Touch + Hold an item for a second, then arrows << >> will appear.
  • Tap an arrow to move the item.
  • Select other location of screen to deselect the item.
  • This command is always locked until other command is selected.
  • To move a note up/down quicker, check Note Command
 
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3.4 Chord Symbols

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  • When you select CM7, chord entry bar will appear.
  • When you select a button, Chord Selector will appear.
  • Create a chord symbol, then select OK.
  • To Erase a chord symbol, select Eraser, then select a chord symbol.
  • Go to Score Settings to change:
    • Font size
    • Default Location of Chord Symbols
    • Minimum Devision of Harmonic Rhythm
 
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3.5 Lyrics

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  • Select a note to start writing lyrics from, then Lyrics Writing view will appear.
  • Hit 'Return' to enter / update lyrics.
  • Use  bars  bars to move entry location.
  • Select 'Line' to change line1 to line 10.
  • To modify, select a note and line number of the syllable you want to modify.
  • To erase, select Eraser, then select a syllable.
  • Go Score Settings to change Font size.
 
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3.6 Text

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  • Select text input location with horizontal+vertical lines, then Text Entry View will appear.
  • To modify text already entered, select the text.
  • To remove, select Eraser, then select a text.
 
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3.7 Partial Transpose

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  • Select two notes to set the region to transpose. then set how you want the notes to move.
  • This Command has no way to clear / remove. Use Undo.

3.8 Rhythmic Notation

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  • Select first and the last notes, then select 'Apply'
  • To Clear, do the same and select 'Clear'
  • 3.9 Slur

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    • Select the first and the last notes to set the region.
    • Can't including any rests in the group.
    • To Remove it, select Eraser, then select the space between the notes.
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    3.10 Dynamics Marks

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      Dynamics Marks

    • Select a mark type, then select a note.
    • To remove, select Eraser, then select a mark.
    • Dynamics Arrows

    • Set start and end locations with horizontal+vertical lines.
    • To remove, select Eraser, then select a mark.
     
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    3.11 Articulations

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    • Select a mark type, then select a note.
    • To remove, select Eraser, then select a mark.

    3.12 Octave Marks

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    • Select a type, then select the first and the last notes to set the region.
    • To remove, select Eraser, then select a mark.

    3.13 Tempo Terms

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    • Select a mark type, then select a note.
    • To Erase it, Select Eraser then select a tempo mark.

    3.14 Technical Marks

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    • Select a mark type, then select a note.
    • To Erase it, Select Eraser then select a mark.
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    3.15 Break Marks

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    • Select a mark, then select an empty space on staff.
    • To Erase it, Select Eraser then select a tempo mark.

    3.16 Note Heads

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    • Select a notehead style, then select a note head.
    • No way to remove. Apply Normal Head Style to set back to normal.

    3.17 Track Grouping

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    • Select a type, then select staffs of the first and the last tracks to set the region
    • To remove, select Eraser, then select a Brace/Bracket.
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    4. Score/Parts Management and ViewOptions (New)

      This Video will explain about
    Score and Parts Management which is new in version 3
    with the following topics.
    • Parts are automatically generated.
    • Layout settings are INDEPENDENT on score and each part
    • View Options
      1. How to change visible tracks on EditorView and PageView
      2. How to create a custom part
     
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    5. File List View (New)

    5.1 Normal Mode
    5.2 Edit Mode
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