More complete instructions for entering notes and editing are found in the About Musica Touch instructions. You can also refer to the composition activities for more detailed instructions (instructions are available to view whether or not you own those activities) We've provided a brief summary here.
Musica Touch will play a short melody for you and provide the starting pitch shown both on the staff and the keyboard. Your task is to complete the melody, providing both the pitches and the rhythm.
Choose a note value from the tools palette and then touch in the staff or touch a piano key to enter notes. Whenever the note tool is selected you'll see a blinking green insertion point in the music. This shows you where the next note will be entered. You can move the insertion point by touching a different place in the staff. Whenever a note tool is selected it will be drawn in black and it will appear in the upper left corner of your screen. To deselect the tool just touch it again or touch somewhere far outside the staff.
Use the "Play" button to hear the example as many times as needed. Before you ask Musica to check your answer you can use the "Hear yours" button to compare your answer with the example. When you check your answer, the melody will display in the staff above yours along with any error marks.
There are several ways to make changes to your answer:
Bar lines are added just like any note symbol. Touch the bar line tool (shown above) and then touch in the staff where you want it to appear.
Select the notes you want to tie together by touching them or drawing a selection rectangle around them and then touch the tie button shown above. To untie the notes, select them and touch the untie button found right below the tie button.
Beaming is done the same way as tying. Select the notes that are to be beamed together and then touch the beam button shown above. Beaming is not scored, but you may want to perfect your work by adding beams. You can also use the "auto beam" button to have Musica beam notes for you.
You can change the tempo by touching the metronome button at the right side of the screen. Instrument and volume changes are made by touching the blue information buttons at the left of each staff and on the keyboard.
You may wish to turn the sound off for the keyboard or the staff or both so that you don't hear the pitches as they are entered. Having the sound on is a big help when you're just beginning, but as you advance you may want to test your ability to write down the melody without the pitches sounding.