Inputting arpeggio signs with the panel

You can input arpeggio signs on existing notes using the Ornaments panel. You can also input arpeggio signs across notes in multiple voices and on different staves that belong to the same instrument, such as piano or harp.

  • You can only input one arpeggio sign at a time, and you cannot input arpeggio signs with the mouse during note input.

  • These steps describe inputting with the default mouse input preference Create item at selection. You cannot create cross-staff and cross-voice arpeggio signs if your preference is set to Load pointer with item.


  1. In Write mode, select at least one note in each voice to which you want to add an arpeggio sign.
    • For instruments with multiple staves, such as piano and harp, you can select existing notes on multiple staves to create cross-staff arpeggio signs. However, you cannot create cross-staff arpeggio signs between different instruments.

    • Arpeggio signs are added to all notes in the selected voices at the selected rhythmic position.

  2. In the Notations toolbox, click Panels Panels button, then Ornaments Ornaments button to show the Ornaments panel.
  3. In the Arpeggiation section, click the arpeggio sign you want.


The arpeggio sign specified is input to the left of the selected note or chord. Arpeggio signs automatically span the pitch range of all notes in the selected voices/staves at that rhythmic position.