Changing the slash voice type

You can change the voice type of slash voices; for example, if you want to change a slash voice from having stems to being stemless. You can also change the type to normal notes, which restores the original pitches you input, and change normal notes to rhythm slashes.


This affects all notes in the same voice. If you only want to change the slash voice type of some notes, you must change the voice of those notes instead.


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


  1. Select a note in the voice whose slash type you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. Choose Edit > Notations > Voices > Rhythmic Slashes > [Voice type].

    For example, to change a whole normal voice to a stemless slash voice, choose Edit > Notations > Voices > Rhythmic Slashes > Slashes without Stems.


    You can also choose these options from the context menu.


The slash voice type of all notes in the same voice and flow as the selected note is changed.

If you change normal notes to a slash voice, they are all automatically positioned on a single staff line. By default in single-voice contexts, this is the middle line of the staff.

If you change rhythm slashes to normal notes, their original pitches are restored, meaning their staff positions reflect their pitches.