Showing notes as dead notes

You can show individual notes belonging to fretted instruments as dead notes. Dead notes are notated with cross noteheads on notation staves and with an X on tablature.


  1. Select the notes belonging to fretted instruments that you want to show as dead notes. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Dead note in the Notes and Rests group.


The selected notes are shown as dead notes.


This does not currently affect their sound in playback; this is planned for future versions.


Figure 1. Normal notes
Figure 2. Dead notes