Changing fingerings to substitution fingerings

Substitution fingerings indicate where players should change the finger used for the note. You can change existing fingerings to substitution fingerings.


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


  1. Select the fingerings you want to change to substitution fingerings. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Substitution in the Fingering and Positions group.
  3. Enter the fingering you want for the substitution into the value field.
  4. Press Return.


The selected fingerings are now shown as substitution fingerings. The deferred position of the substitution is the same as the original fingering by default, but you can change the rhythmic position of substitution fingerings.