Turning explicit rests into implicit rests

Implicit rests and explicit rests behave differently. For example, you can hide implicit rests using the Properties panel, but you cannot hide explicit rests or rests with forced durations.


You can only hide implicit rests using Starts voice and Ends voice in the Notes and Rests group of the Properties panel.


  1. In Write mode, select the explicit rests you want to turn into implicit rests.
  2. Press Backspace or Delete.


The selected explicit rests are now implicit rests. You can check this by showing rest colors.