Hiding/Showing playing techniques

You can hide/show playing techniques individually, for example, if your expression map requires you to input a playing technique to trigger the correct playback but you do not want that technique to appear in the music.


  1. Select the playing techniques you want to hide or the signposts of hidden playing techniques you want to show. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate/deactivate Hidden in the Playing Techniques group.


The selected playing techniques are hidden when Hidden is activated, and shown when it is deactivated.

Signposts are shown at the positions of each hidden playing technique, so you can always find them again. However, signposts are not printed by default.

  • If you do not want to show playing technique signposts, choose View > Signposts > Playing Techniques. Playing technique signposts are shown when a tick appears beside Playing Techniques in the menu, and hidden when no tick appears.

  • You can assign a key command for Hide/Show Item on the Key Commands page in Preferences, which applies to chord symbols, playing techniques, and time signatures.