Changing the playing techniques of notes on percussion kit staves

For notes on percussion kit staves that use playing technique-specific noteheads to indicate different playing techniques, you can change their playing techniques after they have been input by cycling through the available playing technique-specific noteheads.


This only applies to changing playing technique-specific noteheads.


The percussion kit instruments whose playing techniques you want to change have at least two playing technique-specific noteheads defined in the Percussion Instrument Playing Techniques dialog.


  1. In Write mode, select the notes whose playing technique-specific notehead you want to change.

    The current playing technique is shown above the rhythmic grid if you select a single note. It is not shown if you select multiple notes.

  2. Cycle through the available playing techniques for the selected instruments in any of the following ways:
    • Press Shift-Alt-Up Arrow to cycle upwards.

    • Press Shift-Alt-Down Arrow to cycle downwards.


The playing techniques of the selected notes are changed. Their notehead design and/or position might be changed.