Music notation tools

On this page, discover the music notations available on our music notation software, Flat, organized by group of features and toolbars. Open the feature page to see how to use it.

Document

UndoRedo Undo / Redo an action
CopyCutPaste Copy, Cut and Paste
  Range selection

Parts and Instruments

Instruments Add, Remove and Re-order parts
Instruments Show or Hide parts when working on your sheet music
Instruments Rename parts
Instruments Tablature: Tuning and Capo
Instruments Kodály notation
Instruments Creating and saving Custom Instruments configurations
Instruments Transpose a part from one instrument to another

Layout and Styles

  Add or change the Title, Subtitle, License, Composer or Lyricist
Page Layout Page size, orientation, margins and pages numbers
Staves Staves size and spacing between parts and staves
Measures Number of measures per system and notes spacing
Measures numbers Measures numbers
Automatic modes for Notes Heads Automatic modes for Notes Heads: Boomwhackers, Notes Names, Shape note (Aiken)
Choosing music font Music font
Text styles Text styles

Note

Insert note Insert a note
Change duration Change the duration of a note
Option for the Change Duration Tools: Replace or Insert Option for the Change Duration Tools: Replace or Insert
Insert Mode Insert Mode
Insert Rest Insert Rest
Voices Voices
FlatSharpNatural Accidental and double accidental
Switch of enharmonic Enharmonic Switch: Change a note to its enharmonic equivalent
Dot Dot a note
Tie Tie two notes
Flip Tie Change the tie direction
Tuplets Tuplets
Beaming PolicyBeamUnbeam Beaming: automic policy and manual beaming
Ghost note Ghost note
Dead note Dead note
Spoken words Spoken words
Grace note and Acciaccatura Grace note and Acciaccatura
Concert Pitch Dislay the score in Concert Pitch
Transposition Transposition
Octave shift / Ottava Octave shift / Ottava
Color note Color note: Manual colors and automatic colorization using Boomwhackers colors

Tab

Get started with Tablatures Get started with Tablatures
Instruments Tuning and Capo
Change string Change String
Bends Bend, Pre-Brend and Release
Natural Harmonic: Sounding PitchNatural Harmonic: Touching PitchArtificial Harmonic: Touching Pitch Harmonic (Natural Sounding, Natural Touching and Artificial Touching)
Slides Slide
Plucked ranges Plucked ranges (Palm Mute & Let Ring)

Articulation

Articulations Notes articulations
Fermata Fermata
Slurs Slur notes
Bow Up bow/Down bow
Natural Harmonic: Sounding PitchNatural Harmonic: Touching PitchArtificial Harmonic: Touching Pitch Harmonic (Natural Sounding, Natural Touching and Artificial Touching)
Fingerings Fingerings
Buzz roll Buzz notes

Ornament

Trill Trill
Tremolo Tremolo
Arpeggio Arpeggio
Glissando Glissando
Mordents Mordents
Turns Turns

Dynamic

Crescendo and Diminuendo Crescendo and Diminuendo
Add dynamics Dynamics
Pizzicato and Arco Pizzicato and Arco
Pedal Pedal

Measure

Add measureRemove measure Add or remove Measures
System break System Breaks
Clef Clef
Key signature Key Signature
Time signature Time signature
Tempo Tempo marks
Accelerando Accelerando
Ritardando Ritardando
Swing Swing
Rehearsals Rehearsals
Double barlines Double barlines
Repeats Repeats
Measure Repeat Measure Repeat
Endings Endings
Segno Segno
Coda Coda
Fine Fine
D.S. Dal Segno
D.C. Da Capo
To Coda To Coda

Text

Lyrics Lyrics
Chords Chords
Text annotation Text annotation / expression
Text styles Text styles
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