Lengthening/Shortening chord symbol regions

You can lengthen/shorten chord symbol regions after they have been input.


  1. In Write mode, select the chord symbol regions you want to lengthen/shorten.

    When using the mouse, you can only lengthen/shorten one chord symbol region at a time.

  2. Lengthen/Shorten the chord symbol regions in any of the following ways:
    • To lengthen them by the current rhythmic grid resolution, press Shift-Alt/Opt-Right Arrow.

    • To shorten them by the current rhythmic grid resolution, press Shift-Alt/Opt-Left Arrow.


      Key commands lengthen/shorten items by moving their end only.

    • Click and drag the circular handle at the start/end to the right/left.


The selected chord symbol regions are lengthened/shortened.


Only one chord symbol region can exist at each rhythmic position. If any part of a selected chord symbol region collides with any part of another chord symbol region when it is lengthened/shortened, the other chord symbol region is shortened to accommodate this.

You can undo this action and restore the previous length of the other chord symbol region. However, if you lengthened/shortened a chord symbol region using the mouse and it overwrote another chord symbol region completely, the other chord symbol region is permanently deleted.