New: Create slash mark notation

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on October 25, 2018

Here’s a nice new feature for those of you using our notation editor: you can now create slash marks (aka slash noteheads).

People traditionally use slash marks to simplify their notation, or to designate that something can be loosely interpreted. Our announcement video gives some examples:

You’ll find the “Slash notehead” button in our notation editor’s Articulations menu, and we’ve updated our help section.

As part of this, we’ve also added a “Hide stem” feature. If you set this option on a slash notehead, it’ll use the stemless style of slashes — a nice look that’s common in jazz and pop lead sheets.

Enjoy the new features!