Repitching notes without changing their rhythm

You can repitch notes after you have input them while keeping their durations the same, for example, if you want to copy notes from one staff to another and keep the same rhythm but have different pitches.


  1. Select the first note you want to repitch.
  2. Start note input in any of the following ways:
    • Press Shift-N or Return.

    • Choose Write > Note Input.

    • Double-click the staff.

  3. Activate Lock to Duration in any of the following ways:
    • Press L.

    • Click Lock to Duration in the Notes toolbox.

  4. Enter the pitches you want.
  5. Optional: Deactivate Lock to Duration.

    Lock to Duration automatically deactivates when you reach the last existing note on the staff. Note input continues as usual with eighth notes (quavers) as the duration by default.


Existing notes on the selected staff are repitched without their rhythms being changed. The caret automatically advances from note to note, even if there are large rests between notes on the staff.