Melisma Lines

Melisma lines extend from lyrics to indicate that a syllable should be sung over several notes, for example. You can also add melisma lines to text that is an advice about articulation or playing style to indicate that it applies to a specific musical phrase.

If you select text or lyrics, a handle is shown at the right edge. You can drag this handle to the right to extend a melisma line from the text.

  • Melisma lines for lyrics

  • Melisma lines for text

You can set up the appearance of the melisma lines in the Score Settings dialog (Text tab).