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 +====== Writing Notes ======
 +Musink introduces the concept of //guide notes// (//'​guides'//​ for short). Guides are grey notes which appear under the cursor in the music editing area. Clicking on a guide note will create an actual note at that location. Guides are used for entering notes only; they do not appear in the published score. For more information on how to add, remove, or hide guides, see [[writing:​guide_notes|this article]].
 +==== Tutorial Video ====
 +The following video contains a brief overview of writing notes. For more information,​ such as how to create rests, read below.
 +<iframe width="​420"​ height="​315"​ src="​http://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​tPbRe9Dzfgk"​ frameborder="​0"​ allowfullscreen></​iframe>​
 +==== Creating Notes ====
 +To write notes, simply:
 +**1.** **Move your mouse** where you would like a note.
 +If you wish to add a note exactly where a rest appears, **move your cursor slightly to the right** of that rest.
 +**2. Click on the guide note** that appears under the cursor. ​
 +If you would like greater or fewer guides, see [[writing:​guide_notes|guides]] on how to add or remove them.
 +==== Creating Rests ====
 +[{{ :​basics:​buttonbar_noteandmarkediting_labelled.png?​nolink|The notehead drop down can be found on the button bar}}]
 +To write a rest:
 +  - Create a note
 +  - **Press the r key** or **select rest** from the notehead dropdown.
 +===== Note Durations =====
 +Musink automatically calculates note/rest durations based on the tuplet, and surrounding notes and rests.
 +To change the duration of a note, either:
 +  * Add or delete a rest after it
 +  * Change, or bisect, its [[writing:​tuplets|tuplet]] (this includes for half and whole-notes)
 +  * Change its notehead to a half-note, whole-note, or shorter note, using the notehead dropdown, or a [[basics:​keyboard_shortcuts|keyboard shortcut]].
 +==== Auto Rests ====
 +Rests which appear gray are called //auto rests//. These are rests that Musink has automatically created for you. Some key points are:
 +  * Musink will will automatically create and delete rests as you require them
 +  * Auto rests appear are only grey in the music editing area. They appear black when published.
 +  * Clicking an auto rest will force a rest to appear in that location. Musink will not delete a black rest.
 +  * Clicking auto rests is a way of purposefully preventing some publishing features, such as [[publishing:​publish_options#​multiple_measure_rests|multi-measure rests]], from modifying a bar.
 +  * To convert a confirmed (black) rest to an auto rest, simply delete it.
 +===== Noteheads =====
 +==== Types ====
 +Musink supports three notehead types:
 +  - //Round// (Standard)
 +  - //X// (Half and whole notes appear as diamond)
 +  - //​Percussion//​ (Triangle; half and whole notes appear as hollow triangle)
 +==== Changing ====
 +To change the notehead of a note or gracenote:
 +  - **Select the note** or gracenote
 +  - **Select the approprate type** from the notehead drop down, or press the appropriate [[basics:​keyboard_shortcuts|shortcut key]]
 +By selecting many notes in the first step, you can change noteheads of an entire group in one go.
 +===== Position =====
 +You can change the vertical position of notes by selecting (clicking) them and either:
 +  * Dragging them with your mouse
 +  * Pressing the Up or Down keys on your keyboard
 +  * Pressing the Up or Down buttons on the [[basics:​user_interface|button bar]]
 +You can select many notes at once by holding the Shift key, and/or Control key on your keyboard while clicking notes.
 +If you wish to drag rests off the stave, and you cannot, check that this is allowed according to your settings. To change these settings:
 +  - **Select //Tools//** then **//​Settings//​** from the menu bar
 +  - **Expand //Notes, Rests and Marks//**
 +  - **Uncheck //Rests must fall on the stave//**
 +  - **Press OK**
 +To add accidentals,​ see [[writing:​non_standalone_marks|Non-Standalone Marks]], or [[basics:​keyboard_shortcuts|Keyboard Shortcuts]].
 +==== Ledger Lines ====
 +Initially, guide-notes will not appear significantly above or below the stave. To create a note on a ledger line:
 +  - **Create a note** on the stave
 +  - **Drag that note** to the pitch you want, above or below the stave
 +  - Guide-notes will now appear on ledger lines for that voice. You can use these guides to create additional notes on ledger lines.