bracketed noteheads

hi all,

i’m after creating a bracketed notehead, and i can’t find a way of doing this.

the specific context - i’d like double-basses to play a low “d” (on extension), but i’m aware some players might not have extensions.
i’d like to bracket a “d” the octave above, to show it’s optional if the players don’t have an extension.

please let me know if this is possible.


You might delve into custom notehead sets and such, but for the purpose of a few occational brackets you can just use staff text (shift-x) and position it in Engrave mode…


amazing thanks!

followed your advice and just found it in the notehead sets editor.
that’ll save me a lot of time.

that being said,
might you know a way of getting it centred with another note?
Screenshot 2019-03-13 at 7.12.07 pm.png
^ this is what i have.