Inputting articulations

You can input notes with articulations during step input, and you can add articulations to notes after they have been input.


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

    • Select the existing notes to which you want to add articulations.

  2. Select the articulations you want to input in any of the following ways:
    • Press the key commands for the articulations you want.

    • Click the articulations you want in the Notes panel.

  3. Optional: Enter the notes or chords you want with your selected articulations.


The selected articulations are added to the selected notes.

During step input, the selected articulations are added to all notes that are input until the articulations are deactivated.


Some combinations of articulations on the same notes are not possible. For example, you cannot have both staccato and staccatissimo marks on the same notes, as both articulations indicate that notes are played shorter.