Beaming notes together manually

You can beam notes together manually, including notes across barlines as well as system/frame breaks, for example, if you want to beam a phrase differently to how it is usually beamed in the current time signature.

Beams by default stay within bars and systems, so to have beams cross barlines, system breaks, and frame breaks, you must force the phrase to beam together.


If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the notes you want to beam together. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. Choose Edit > Beaming > Beam Together. You can also choose this option from the context menu.


The selected notes are beamed together, even if they cross barlines or system/frame breaks.

If there are notes either side of the new beam group that were previously beamed to part or all of your selection, they either beam together as separate beams, or appear unbeamed. This depends on how many notes are left either side in the bar, and on the beam grouping settings for the flow.


Even if part of the beamed group previously had a centered beam, the new beam is not centered.