Inputting grace notes

You input grace notes in the same ways as normal notes, and they can have any rhythmic note value, accidental, and articulation. You can only input grace notes during note input.


  1. In Write mode, start note input.
  2. Position the caret at the rhythmic position where you want to input grace notes.
  3. Press / to start grace note input.
  4. Press the number for the rhythmic duration you want. For example, press 5 for eighth grace notes.
  5. Optional: Press Alt-/ to switch between inputting slashed/unslashed grace notes.

    Figure: The Grace Notes toolbox button when inputting unslashed grace notes.

  6. Input the grace notes you want.
  7. Press / again to stop grace note input and return to normal note input.


The pitches you enter are input as grace notes at the caret position.

If you are inputting grace notes after previously inputting normal notes, the rhythmic duration of the grace notes is the same as the last input normal note. You can change the rhythmic duration in the same way as for normal notes.

There is no limit to the number of grace notes that can exist at the same rhythmic position.


You can also change the type of grace notes after they have been input.