Changing the positions of articulations on tie chains

You can change where in tie chains articulations appear individually. By default, articulations of force and stress are shown on the first note/chord in tie chains, while articulations of duration are shown on the last note/chord.


  • 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 tied notes/chords whose articulation position you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Articulations group of the Properties panel, activate Pos. in tie chain under the corresponding heading for the articulation whose position you want to change.

    For example, activate Pos. in tie chain under the Articulations of force heading to change the position of accents.

  3. Choose one of the following options:
    • First note

    • Last note


The position of articulations in the selected tie chains is changed.