By dragging

The simplest way to edit the pitch of a note is to drag it up or down. Remember to hold down Ctrl/Cmd to avoid moving the note sideways as well.

  • If the “Keep moved Notes within Key” option is activated in the Preferences dialog (Scores–Editing page), notes are transposed within the current key only.

  • To avoid accidentally moving the note into another staff, activate the Lock button.

  • When you drag the mouse up and down before releasing the button, accidentals are shown beside the note to indicate the current pitch.

    This helps you verify the vertical position for the note.