Changing the direction within fanned beams

You can change the direction of fanned beams within phrases to indicate tempo changes.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. In Engrave mode, select the notehead at each rhythmic position where you want to change the direction of the fanned beam slope. You can select multiple positions within phrases.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Change fanned beam direction in the Beaming group.


Figure 1. Fanned beam with multiple changes of direction