Rotating pitches/rhythms

You can rotate notes, including pitches and/or rhythms, and staff-attached items by a specified number of steps either forwards or backwards, so that, for example, the first note in a phrase’s original pitch is given to the second note, the second note’s pitch to the third note, and so on.


  1. In Write mode, select the notes and staff-attached items whose pitches and/or rhythms you want to rotate.

    For example, to rotate dynamics alongside notes, include dynamics in your selection.

  2. Do one of the following:
    • To rotate pitches only, choose Write > Transform > Pitches > Rotate Pitches to open the Rotate Pitches dialog.

    • To rotate rhythms only, choose Write > Transform > Rhythm > Rotate Rhythms to open the Rotate Rhythms dialog.

    • To rotate pitches and rhythms, choose Write > Transform > All > Rotate Pitches and Rhythms to open the Rotate Pitches and Rhythms dialog.

  3. Change the settings as required for your rotation.
  4. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.


The selected notes and staff-attached items are rotated according to your settings in the dialog.


You can also rotate pitches/rhythms using the note tools popover.