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 +====== Your First Score ======
 +This tutorial will walk you through creating your first score. You will learn:
 +  - How to create a new project
 +  - How to add clefs
 +  - How to use guides to write notes
 +  - Create half-notes and whole-notes
 +  - Create a quarter-note triplet
 +  - How to play your score
 +  - Publish your work to PDF
 +  - How to save your work
  
 +<WRAP download round>
 +//​**Download Project**//
 +{{:​basics:​my-first-score.musink|Download a completed Musink project file of this tutorial}}
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +<WRAP tip round>
 +//**Tip**//
 +If you are using Musink Pro, you will see additional buttons and features that are not the screenshots below. You do not need to use these features for this tutorial.
 +</​WRAP>​
 +==== Step 1: Installation ====
 +Make sure Musink is installed. [[basics:​install|Click here]] for installation instructions.
 +==== Step 2 ====
 +Open Musink. From the Welcome Page, choose **Start a new project**
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_1.png?​400 |The Welcome Page}}]
 +==== Step 3: A New Project ====
 +Set your new Project up as in the picture below. To do this:
 +  - Press **Add Stave**
 +  - Name the first stave //Drums//
 +  - Name the second stave //Bass//
 +  - Press OK
 +
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_2_newproj.png?​nolink&​300 |The new project window}}]
 +
 +A new project will be created, made up of two staves and four empty bars of music. Each stave will have one [[project:​staves_and_voices|voice]].
 +
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_2b_newproj_ready.png?​400 |The [[basics:​user_interface|user interface]] containing two staves and four empty bars}}]
 +
 +==== Step 4: Changing Clefs ====
 +We want our Bass part to have a Bass Clef. 
 +
 +
 +<WRAP tip round>
 +//**Tip**//
 +If you are using Musink Pro, your clefs will already be correctly set. However, performing this step is a good way to learn how to add or change clefs, if you ever need to.
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +To place a bass clef:
 +
 +**1.** In the menu bar, **click Marks**
 +
 +**2.** **Click Add Clef**
 +
 +**3.** **Click on the Bass Clef**. ​
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_3a_selectclef.png?​400 |Select clef from the menu bar}}]
 +**4.** You will now be asked where to place the bass clef. Notice how a red line follows the mouse. ​
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_3_changeclef.png?​300 |}}]
 +**5.** **Hover the cursor over the clef** on the bottom stave
 +
 +**6.** **Click the mouse** to place the clef
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_3c_clefchanged.png?​nolink&​300 |The bass clef replaces the existing treble clef}}]
 +The treble clef will now become a bass clef.
 +
 +In older versions of Musink, the drum part may have a treble clef by default. You can repeat the above steps to change the clef of the drum part to a neutral clef, if desired.
 +==== Step 5: Adding Notes ====
 +Lets put down a simple 1, 2, 3, 4 bass-drum beat. Adding notes in Musink is easy:
 +
 +**1.** Move the mouse over the staves. Notice how grey notes appear under the cursor. These are called //guide notes//, or //guides//. When you click a guide note, a note will appear where you clicked.
 +
 +**2.** Bass drum beats appear in the bottom space of a stave. **Put your cursor on the bottom space** of the Drum stave on Bar 1, Beat 1 (under the rest). **Click the mouse**. A note will be created. ​
 +
 +{{ :​basics:​guides1.png?​nolink&​300 |}}
 +
 +{{ :​basics:​guides2.png?​nolink&​300 |}}
 +
 +**3. Add beats on 2, 3 and 4** in the same way.
 +
 +<WRAP info round>
 +//​**Additional info**//
 +  * If you want to add 16ths or 32nd notes, hover the mouse where you would like those notes, and press the '​='​ or '​+'​ key on your keyboard. More guide notes will appear, which you can choose from. 
 +  * You can also press the '​-'​ (minus/​dash/​hyphen) key to reduce the number of guide notes. ​
 +  * If you need to add notes on the same lines as a rest, put the cursor slightly to the right of the rest.
 +</​WRAP>​
 +==== Step 6: Copy And Pasting ====
 +You may have noticed that, when you first create a note, it appears red. This is because the note is selected. Notes can be selected by clicking them. You can also shift-click to select a range of notes, or control-click to select many notes individually. Lets select the notes we have just written, and copy them into the next few bars.
 +
 +**1.** **Click the first note** you created, to select it. 
 +
 +**2.** **Holding shift, click the note on beat four**. All four notes will now be selected. (You can now let go of the shift key)
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_6a_shift_select.png?​nolink |Shift-selecting bass drum notes}}]
 +**3.** Copy the notes by pressing the [[basics:​user_interface|copy button]], or press Control + C on your keyboard
 +
 +**4.** Paste the notes by pressing the [[basics:​user_interface|paste button]], or press Control + V on your keyboard
 +
 +**5.** You will be asked where you wish to paste the notes. Notice, again, the red line following the mouse
 +
 +**6.** Hover the mouse over **beat 1 of bar 2** in the drum stave, and **click the mouse**. The notes will be pasted in Bar 2.
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_6b_paste.png?​400 |Select where to paste, then click the mouse}}]
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_6c_pastecomplete.png?​400 |The pasted notes}}]
 +**7.** **Paste the notes again in bar 3 and bar 4** by pressing Control+V and clicking the mouse in the appropriate place.
 +
 +==== Step 7: Tuplets ====
 +Lets write our bass line. It will include a quarter-note triplet
 +
 +**1.** In the bass staff, **put an E note on beat 1 and another on 2&** in Bar 1.
 +
 +**2.** Put an **G note on beat 3**
 +
 +**3.** Lets create a quarter-note triplet. With the note on beat 3 still selected, **click the [[basics:​user_interface#​tuplets|tuplet dropdown]]**
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_7a_selecttriplet.png?​300 |Open the tuplet drop down}}]
 +**4.** **Click on the quarter-note triplet**. A quarter note triplet will be created for you.
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_7b_tripletcreated.png?​300 |Select quarter note triplet from the tuplet dropdown}}]
 +**5.** Create an E and C note on the triplet'​s 2nd and 3rd major beats
 +[{{ :​basics:​tutorial_firstscore_7c_addnotes.png?​300 |Add notes to the quarter note triplet by clicking on guide notes}}]
 +==== Step 8: Half-notes ====
 +We will now write two half-notes in bar 2 for the bass line
 +
 +**1.** **Create a B note**, beat 1
 +
 +**2.** The note we have made is a quarter note. Lets turn it into a half note. Make sure it is selected, then **clicking the tuplet drop down** and select the **half note** option. It will now be a half-note.
 +
 +**3.** Lets create another minim in a different way. **Create an A note, beat 3**.
 +
 +**4.** Make sure the note is selected, then press **Control+2** on the keyboard. It will now be a half note
 +
 +**5.** If you like, complete the bass line by **copying and pasting the two bars you just wrote** into bars 3 and 4.
 +
 +<WRAP tip round>
 +//**Tip**//
 +You can create whole notes in the same way that you just created half-notes. The short cut key for whole notes is Control+1.
 +</​WRAP>​
 +==== Step 9: Playing Your Score ====
 +If you like, you can now hear your score. **Press the [[basics:​user_interface#​standard_controls|Play Button]]** or press the space bar.
 +
 +==== Step 10: Publishing Your Score ====
 +Lets convert your score into a [[publishing:​filetypes|PDF]] by [[publishing:​publishing_overview|publishing]] it.
 +
 +**1.** In the menu bar, **click File**
 +
 +**2.** **Click Publish Project**. The publishing window will open. We will publish your project with the standard settings and [[publishing:​templates|Template]].
 +{{ :​publishing:​publishwindow_top.png?​nolink&​400 |The publishing window}}
 +**3.** Once the loading animation has completed, some text boxes will appear. **In the //Title// field, write "My First Score"​**. ​
 +
 +**4.** Click **Publish**. Publishing will begin.
 +
 +**5.** Once publishing has completed, you can choose your output format. **Click PDF**.
 +{{ :​publishing:​publish_completed_window.png?​nolink&​300 |}}
 +**6.** **Save the PDF** where you would like.
 +
 +**7.** You will be told that the project was saved. **Click Open File** to open the PDF.
 +{{ :​publishing:​publish_completed_saved_ok.png?​nolink&​300 |}}
 +
 +<WRAP download round>
 +//​**Download PDF**//
 +{{:​basics:​my_first_score.pdf|An Example Published Project}}
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +==== Step 11: Saving your work ====
 +
 +To save your work, **press the [[basics:​user_interface#​standard_controls|Save Button]]**, or Choose //Save Project// from the File Menu.
 +
 +Congratulations! You have just created your first score!
 +
 +<WRAP download round>
 +//​**Download Project**//
 +{{:​basics:​my-first-score.musink|Download a completed Musink project file of this tutorial}}
 +</​WRAP>​
 +===== Where To From Here? =====
 +If you've got this far, you've already carried out the basic operations of Musink. Well done! It is strongly recommended that you now move onto the follow up tutorial: [[basics:​understanding_how_to_write_in_musink|]]
 +
 +If you'd still like to read more, here are some topics you may find useful:
 +
 +  * Tutorial on [[basics:​understanding_how_to_write_in_musink|]]
 +  * Tutorial on [[writing:​note_durations|Note Durations]]
 +  * [[basics:​keyboard_shortcuts|Keyboard Shortcuts]]
 +  * [[writing:​bars|Adding and removing bars]]
 +  * An explanation of [[project:​staves_and_voices|Staves and Voices]]
 +  * Using [[project:​sections|Sections]]
 +  * [[writing:​standalone_marks|Other Marks, and Grand Staves]]
 +  * [[writing:​percussionists|Tips for Drums and Percussion]]
 +  * [[midi:​playback|MIDI playback]] and [[midi:​exporting|MIDI Export]]
 +  * [[publishing:​publishing_overview|Publishing]]
 +  * [[:​example-scores|Example Scores]]
 +  * [[:​videos|Video Tutorials]]
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