Changing the distance above/below single-line percussion staves

You can change the distance between playing technique-specific noteheads positioned above/below single-line percussion staves and the staff line. Larger distances make the difference between notes on the line and notes above/below the line more noticeable.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-E to open Engraving Options.
  2. In the category list, click Percussion.
  3. In the Single-line Percussion section, change the value for Distance of above/below notes from line.
  4. Click Apply, then Close.