Clefs and octave lines popover

The following tables contain the entries for the clefs and octave lines popover that you can use to input the different clefs and octave lines available.

You can open the clefs and octave lines popover in Write mode in any of the following ways when either an item is selected or the caret is active:

  • Press Shift-C.

  • In the Notations toolbox, click Popovers Popovers button, then Clefs Clefs button.

  • Select an existing clef or octave line and press Return.

  • Choose Write > Create Clef.

The icon on the left-hand side of the popover matches the corresponding button in the Notations toolbox on the right of the window.

Figure 1. Clefs and octave lines popover with an example entry for a clef
Figure 2. Clefs and octave lines popover with an example entry for an octave line
Figure 3. Clefs button in the Notations toolbox

Clefs

Type of clef

Popover entry

Treble G clef

g, G, g2, sol, or treble

Bass F clef

f, F, f4, fa, or bass

Tenor C clef

ct, CT, c4, ut4, or tenor

Alto C clef

ca, CA, c3, ut3, or alto

Treble G clef, octave below

g8ba, G8ba, g8d, G8d, treble8ba, or treble8d

Treble G clef, two octaves below

g15ba, G15ba, g15d, G15d, treble15ba, or treble15d

Treble G clef, octave above

g8va, G8va, g8u, G8u, treble8va, or treble8u

Treble G clef, two octaves above

g15ma, G15ma, g15u, G15u, treble15ma, or treble15u

Alto C clef, octave below

ca8ba, CA8ba, ca8d, CA8d, alto8ba, or alto8d

Tenor C clef, octave below

ct8ba, CT8ba, ct8d, CT8d, tenor8ba, or tenor8d

Bass F clef, octave below

f8ba, F8ba, f8d, F8d, bass8ba, or bass8d

Bass F clef, two octaves below

f15ba, F15ba, f15d, F15d, bass15ba, or bass15d

Bass F clef, octave above

f8va, F8va, f8u, F8u, bass8va, or bass8u

Bass F clef, two octaves above

f15ma, F15ma, f15u, F15u, bass15ma, or bass15u

Unpitched percussion

perc

4-string tablature

tab4

6-string tablature

tab6

Baritone bass clef

baritonebass

Baritone clef

baritone, c5, or ut5

Mezzo-soprano clef

mezzo, c2, or ut2

Soprano C clef

soprano, c1, or ut1

Sub-bass clef

subbass

Invisible clef

invisible

Tip

More clefs are available in the Clefs panel, including the Indian drum clef and rectangular percussion clef.

Octave shifts for clefs

Function of octave shifts

Popover entry

Shift notes up by one octave

+1

Shift notes up by two octaves

+2

Shift notes down by one octave

-1

Shift notes down by two octaves

-2

Set octave shift for concert pitch

c

Set octave shift for transposed pitch

t

For example, enter treble+1t for a treble clef shifted up one octave in transposed pitch layouts, causing notes after the clef in transposed pitch layouts to appear an octave lower than they appear with a normal treble clef.

Octave lines

Function of octave line

Popover entry

Shift notes up by one octave

8va, 8, 8u, or 1u

Shift notes up by two octaves

15ma, 15, 15u, or 2u

Shift notes up by three octaves

22ma, 22, 22u, or 3u

Shift notes down by one octave

8ba, 8vb, 8d, or 1d

Shift notes down by two octaves

15ba, 15vb, 15d, or 2d

Shift notes down by three octaves

22ba, 22vb, 22d, or 3d

Loco indication

loco

End of octave line

For example, enter stop to specify where an octave line ends during note input.

| or stop