Moving notes to other staves

You can move notes to other staves of any type, for example, if you want to move individual notes from one keyboard staff to another after importing a keyboard part from a MIDI file.


  1. In Write mode, select the notes you want to move to another staff.
  2. Move the notes to another staff in one of the following ways:
    • To move notes to the staff above, press Alt/Opt-N.

    • To move notes to the staff below, press Alt/Opt-M.


The selected notes are moved to another staff by cutting them from their original staff and pasting them to the new staff. By default, they are pasted into the first voice active on that staff.

Notes within tuplets remain tuplets even if you did not select the tuplet bracket, tuplet number/ratio, or tuplet signpost.