Using fretted instrument transpositions

You can show transposed pitches on notation staves and in main chord symbols, according to the corresponding fretted instrument’s transposition, in each layout independently and for each player holding at least one fretted instrument independently.

For example, if you have added a capo to a fretted instrument and want notation staves and main chord symbols to show the pitches the performer must play in order to produce the desired sounding pitch.

Procedure

  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to use fretted instrument transpositions for notation staves and main chord symbols.

    By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other layouts by using the selection options in the action bar, clicking and dragging across multiple layouts, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. In the category list, click Players.
  4. In the Fretted Instruments section, activate Use fretted instrument transposition for each player holding at least one fretted instrument in your project.
  5. Choose one of the following options:
    • For notation

    • For notation and main chord symbols

  6. Click Apply, then Close.

Result

Transpositions set for the corresponding fretted instruments are used for either notation staves only or notation staves and main chord symbols in the selected layouts.

Example

Figure 1. Fretted instrument transposition not used for notation staff or main chord symbols
Figure 2. Fretted instrument transposition used for notation staff only
Figure 3. Fretted instrument transposition used for notation staff and main chord symbols