Inputting arpeggio signs with the popover

You can input arpeggio signs using the ornaments popover, both during step input and by adding them to existing notes. You can also input cross-staff arpeggio signs between notes in different staves that belong to the same instrument, such as piano or harp.


You can only add one arpeggio sign to one note or chord at a time.


  1. In Write mode, do one of the following:
    • Start note input.

    • Select the existing notes to which you want to add an arpeggio sign.

      • For instruments with multiple staves, such as piano and harp, you can select existing notes in multiple staves to create cross-staff arpeggio signs. However, you cannot create cross-staff arpeggio signs between different instruments.

      • Arpeggio signs are added to all notes in the same voice at the selected rhythmic position.

  2. Optional: During step input, press Q to start chord input.
  3. Press Shift-O to open the ornaments popover.
  4. Enter the appropriate entry for the arpeggio sign you want into the popover.

    For example, enter arpup for an up arpeggio or enter arpdown for a down arpeggio.

  5. Press Return to close the popover.
  6. Optional: During step input, input the notes you want.


During step input, arpeggio signs are input at the caret position.

When adding arpeggio signs to existing notes, they are input to the left of the selected note or chord.

The length of arpeggio signs is adjusted automatically so that they span the range of all notes in the selected voice at that rhythmic position.