Inputting grace notes

You input grace notes in the same ways as inputting normal notes, and they can have any rhythmic note value. You can only input grace notes during note input.


You can also add accidentals and articulations to grace notes in the same ways as for normal notes.


  1. In Write mode, start note input.
  2. Position the caret at the rhythmic position where you want to input grace notes.
  3. Start inputting grace notes in any of the following ways:
    • Press /, and the number for the rhythmic duration you want. For example, press / then 5 to input eighth grace notes (quaver grace notes).


      You can select these in any order.

    • Click the rhythmic duration you want in the Notes panel, and click Grace Notes in the Notes toolbox, in any order.

  4. Optional: Press Alt-/ to switch between inputting slashed/unslashed grace notes.

    Figure: The Grace Notes toolbox button when inputting unslashed grace notes.


    You can also change the grace note type after you have input grace notes.

  5. Enter, click, or play in the pitches you want.
  6. Stop inputting grace notes and return to inputting normal notes in any of the following ways:
    • Press / again.

    • Click Grace Notes in the Notes toolbox.


The pitches you enter are input as grace notes at the caret position.

If you are inputting grace notes after previously inputting normal notes, the rhythmic duration of the grace notes is the same as the last input normal note. You can change the rhythmic duration in the same way as for normal notes.

There is no limit to the number of grace notes that can exist at the same rhythmic position.


You can also change the type of grace notes after they have been input.