For example, let's say I have four quarter notes, only I want to first note to span the length of all four, and I want the other three notes to be played individually with no slurring involved. Is there a way to write this in music notation?

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Yes--put the first note in a separate voice from the other 3, and make that first note a whole note instead.

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