Turning grace notes into normal notes

You can turn any existing grace notes into normal notes starting from their original rhythmic position; for example, if you want to turn a run of grace notes at the start of a flow into standard notes in a pick-up bar.


  1. In Write mode, select the grace notes you want to turn into normal notes.
  2. Optional: If you want the selected grace notes to push subsequent notes to later rhythmic positions if required, press I to activate Insert mode.
  3. Optional: If you activated Insert mode, choose the appropriate Insert mode scope.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Press /.

    • In the Notes toolbox, click Grace Notes .


The selected grace notes are turned into normal notes with the same notated duration. For example, an eighth grace note becomes a standard eighth note.

If Insert mode was activated, subsequent existing notes are pushed to later rhythmic positions to accommodate the extra rhythmic durations if required. If Insert mode was deactivated, the grace notes expand and overwrite subsequent notes.