Deleting barlines

You can delete barlines without affecting the rhythmic positions of notes. For example, you might delete existing barlines and input new ones if you want to change where a barline occurs.


  1. In Write mode, select the barlines you want to delete.

    You must select barlines directly, not their signposts.

  2. Press Backspace or Delete.


The barline is deleted. The two bars either side of the barline combine into one bar, containing the same number of beats but without changing the time signature. This might cause note, rest, and beam groupings to change.

After Completing This Task

  • To avoid confusion, you can add a new time signature to reflect the new rhythmic duration of the bar.

  • If you deleted barlines because you want to change where they occur, you can input new barlines at the new positions.