Tip: Add and edit ossias


  1. Create an ossia by making a selection, and choosing Edit > Staff > Create Ossia Above/Below, or right-click to show the context menu.
  2. Input the music for the ossia in the usual way.
  3. Drag the signposts to change the start and endpoints of the ossia.
  4. Choose whether to show barlines, as well as many other options, in Engraving Options.
  5. There are also more options for in Layout Options, including specifying in which layouts they are shown.

Tip: Add intervals above or below selected notes


  1. With one or more notes selected, type Shift+I to open the Notes popover.
  2. Type a number and press Enter to add that interval above the selected notes.
  3. Separate numbers with commas to build chords.
  4. Specify the interval quality.
  5. Add intervals below with negative numbers.
  6. Build complex chords quickly and easily.
  7. Even add notes to the top or bottom of existing chords.
  8. Type t before the number to transpose the selected notes by that interval.

Tip: Set key commands to increase/decrease dynamic intensity


  1. It is possible to modify selected immediate dynamics by choosing different items in the Dynamics panel.
  2. However, it can be convenient — especially for keyboard-centric users — to be able to do this using the keyboard.
  3. Open Preferences, and choose the Key Commands page.
  4. Search dynamic, and expand Note Editing.
  5. Choose a key command for Increase Dynamic Intensity and another for Decrease Dynamic Intensity.
  6. Now you can quickly modify dynamics in the score.
  7. It even works on multiple selections.
  8. We have not set a default shortcut as this command is not necessarily useful for every user, and would occupy space on the keyboard that could not then be reserved for other features.

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