Splitting beam groups

You can split beams into two beam groups at specific rhythmic positions. You can also split secondary beams within beamed groups.


  1. Select the noteheads to the right of where you want to split beams.
  2. Split the beam or secondary beam in one of the following ways:
    • Choose Edit > Beaming > Split Beam.

    • Choose Edit > Beaming > Split Secondary Beam.


    You can also choose these options from the context menu.


Beams/Secondary beams are split to the left of each selected note, but the notes either side of the split remain grouped if there are at least two beamed notes on each side that can be in a beam group.


To unbeam the entire selection and give all notes in the group individual tails, you can make all notes unbeamed.