Inputting fingerings

You can input fingerings on existing notes using the fingerings popover, both during step input and by adding them to existing notes.

  • You can only add fingerings to notes at one rhythmic position at a time, and you can only input as many fingerings as there are notes at each rhythmic position. For example, you can input three fingerings at the rhythmic position of a chord containing three notes, but only one fingering at the rhythmic position of a single note.

  • Although they contain two numbers, substitution fingerings are considered one fingering, meaning you can add substitution fingerings to single notes.


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

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

      If you want to add fingerings to all notes in a chord, select all the notes in the chord.

  2. Press Shift-F to open the fingerings popover.
  3. Enter the fingerings you want into the popover.

    For example, enter:

    • 3-2 for a substitution fingering from the third finger to the second finger.

    • 1,3,5 for a chord.

    • 12 to show the first two valves should be depressed on a valved brass instrument.

  4. Optional: When adding fingerings to existing notes, advance the popover in one of the following ways:
    • To advance the popover to the next note/chord in the current voice, press Space.

    • To advance the popover to the first note/chord in the current voice in the next bar, press Tab.

    • To navigate the popover back to the first note/chord in the current voice in the previous bar, press Shift-Tab.

  5. Press Return to close the popover.


The fingerings are input on the selected notes, including during step input.