Inputting slurs

You can input slurs, both during note input and by adding them to existing notes. You can also add slurs to existing notes on multiple staves at the same time.


  1. In Write mode, do one of the following:
    • Start note input.

    • Select the notes to which you want to add slurs.

      • You can select notes on multiple staves and input slurs on them at the same time.

      • If you only select a single note, the slur connects that note to the next note on the staff.

  2. Optional: If you want to input slurs onto multiple staves at once, extend the caret to those staves.
  3. Press S.

    Alternatively, click Slur in the Notes panel, and then click and drag to input a slur and extend it to your preferred length.

  4. Optional: During note input, input the notes you want.

    The slur extends automatically, even if there are rests between the notes you input.

  5. Optional: During note input, press Shift-S to end the slur on the currently selected note.


During note input, slurs begin from the currently selected note on all staves across which the caret extends, not from the caret position. Slurs extend automatically as you input notes, and end on the currently selected note.

When adding slurs to existing notes, the selected notes are connected by slurs. For example, if you select two notes in one staff and two notes in another staff, two slurs are input. They connect the notes on each selected staff.

After Completing This Task

You can enable independent voice playback for individual instruments, for example, if you have slurs in one voice and staccatos in another voice.