Inputting ornaments with the popover

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


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

    • Select a single existing note to which you want to add an ornament.

    • Select existing notes across which you want to add a trill.


      You can only add one ornament to one note at a time.

  2. Press Shift-O to open the ornaments popover.
  3. Enter the appropriate entry for the ornament you want into the popover.

    For example, enter trill for a trill or mor for a mordent.

  4. Press Return to close the popover.


During step input, ornaments are input at the caret position. Trills last the duration of the rhythmic value of the note input at the caret position and have a default interval of a second, either major or minor depending on the context. If you specified an interval for your trill, the interval applies only to the first note in the selection, but you can also change the interval partway through trills.

When adding ornaments to existing notes, ornaments are input above the selected note. Trills are input above the first selected note, with an extender line across any subsequent selected notes.