How to Add Music Notations to a Google Doc

With Google Docs, you can quickly edit your documents without having to use third-party apps or online tools. You can insert drawings, equations, watermarks, graphics or special characters with just a few clicks.

But what if you need to add musical notations to your doc? You can try to copy and paste each symbol after researching it online. Fortunately, there are easier methods.


Use special characters

To add musical symbols to your document, open the Insert menu and click special Characters. Then, using the drop-down menus, select Symbol and Musical.

If your task is more complex, this method is not good enough. Part of the symbols are not visible, and you cannot insert a staff and write notes on it.

An alternative is to use a third-party app for special symbols, or you can use a Google Doc add-on.

Use a music notation add-on

Flat for documents is one of the best add-ons to insert musical symbols. Once you have installed it, you can access it by opening the Extensions menu.

This Google Docs add-on provides you with everything you might need to create your music snippet. You will begin by selecting one of the five available staves. To change staff notations, simply click on it. You can select clefs, accidentals, and time signatures.

In the Measure In the tab, you can select time signature, clef, and key signature, among other options. To write a note, open the To note and select it in the ribbon of the window. Just click on the staff where you want to write it.

Flat for Docs offers many tools for music theory enthusiasts. To add tempo, modulation effect, or velocity symbols, you must use the Joint, Ornamentand Dynamic tabs.

You can use the Copy, To cut, Dough Where to cancel orders of the Document tab to quickly edit your musical extract.

Once you have finished your masterpiece, you can listen to it by clicking on the To play icon at the bottom of the window. You can even add a metronome to make sure you don’t miss a beat.

By clicking on the Insert Flat for Docs will insert the musical extract as an image in your doc.

Add your musical creativity to Google Docs

Adding musical notation to your documents can be a challenge. You may find a few tools online to create sheet music, but you will need to download them and download the sheet music to your player. Using Google Docs is a better option as it lets you share your creations with your music-loving friends.