Copy and paste

Updated 9 years ago
This page shows old instructions for MuseScore 1.
For MuseScore 4 users, see Copy and paste.

Copy and paste is useful tool for repetitious music, or for shifting a section of music by a beat or two.


  1. Click on the first note of your selection.
  2. Shift⇑+click on the last note of your selection. A blue rectangle highlights the region you selected.
  3. From the menu choose EditCopy or press Ctrl+C


  1. Click on the note or measure that you want your pasted selection to begin.
  2. From the menu, choose EditPaste or press Ctrl+V

Quick repetition

  1. Select a note or measure.
  2. Press R and MuseScore duplicates the selected object.