Selecting/Deselecting notes and items individually

You can select/deselect existing notes and other notation items individually in the music area, for example, if you want to add articulations to a selection of notes or delete a short passage of music.


If you want to select a large number of notes/items, we recommend that you use one of the larger selection methods.


  1. Select individual notes/items in the music area in any of the following ways:
    • Ctrl/Cmd-click individual notes/items.

    • Shift-click adjacent notes/items.

    • Click a single note/item.


      If the item you want to select is behind another item, Shift-Alt/Opt-click it.

    • Make a marquee selection around multiple notes/items.

    • Navigate to other items from an existing selection.

  2. Deselect all currently selected items in any of the following ways:
    • Press Ctrl/Cmd-D.

    • Click outside of the staves within the music area.