Changing the placement of dynamics relative to the staff

By default, dynamics are placed below the staff for instruments and above the staff for voices. You can change the placement of individual dynamics relative to the staff, for example, to have different dynamics above and below the staff in multiple-voice contexts.


  1. Select the dynamics whose staff-relative placement you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Placement in the Dynamics group.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • Above

    • Below


The placement of the selected dynamics is changed.