note names

• Jun 6, 2023 - 19:19

Musescore 3 allowed you to format your notes with the note letters superimposed on each note. I can't figure out how to do that in Musescore 4. The Note Names plugin is enabled on my system. Thanks in advance for your help!


The Note Names plugin doesn't seem to superimpose the letter on the note the way it was in Musescore 3. Instead, it places it in the staff text.

But when I load a composition I did in Musescore 3 into Musescore 4, it displays it properly, just as it did in Version 3 (see attachment). What I'm having trouble with is, how do I activate this feature in Musescore 4. In the previous version, I would go to Staff Properties > Advance Staff Properties and then pick "Pitch Name". I don't see how to do that in Version 4. I'm pretty sure it's there, I just can't find it.

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In reply to by mcatlett

I figured it out. The following steps allow you to display the pitch names in the note head. It's a bit more cumbersome than it was in Version 3, but it works.

  • Highlight all the notes you want to modify
  • In the properties tab go to the 'Note' section
  • Click on 'Show More'
  • Scroll down to the bottom and under "Notehead system" select "Pitch names"

In reply to by mcatlett

I do notice that unlike with Version 3, any new notes you add will not have the pitch names, even if you select the entire score when applying the above steps. If you add anything new to your score you'll have to carry out the steps again. You can modify an existing note and it will update the pitch name. But new notes won't display them automatically.

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