Changing the style of artificial harmonics

By default, artificial harmonics appear as two noteheads: one normal, which indicates the stopped pitch, and one diamond, which indicates the touched pitch. You can change the style of artificial harmonics individually; for example, to indicate pinch harmonics.


These steps only apply to harmonics with the Artificial type.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the artificial harmonics whose style you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Style in the Harmonics group.
  3. Select one of the following options from the menu:
    • Normal

    • Pinch

    • Single notehead (sounding)

    • Single notehead (stopped)


The style of the selected artificial harmonics is changed.


Pinch indicates the use of a different technique to produce the harmonic.