Selecting Notes with the Arrow Keys

You can select notes with the keyboard.


  • Do one of the following:
    • Select the previous note in the staff by using the Left Arrow key.

    • Select the next note in the staff by using the Right Arrow key.

    • Select a series of notes by holding down Shift and using the Left Arrow or the Right Arrow key.


If you are working with polyphonic voices, you step through the notes on the current track, that is, in a split system, you step through the staves.


If you want to use other keys for selecting notes, you can customize the settings in the Key Commands dialog (Navigate category).