Inputting pedal lines with the panel

You can input pedal lines using the Playing Techniques panel.

  • When using the panel, you cannot input pedal lines during note input.

  • These steps describe inputting with the default mouse input preference Create item at selection.


  1. In Write mode, select items on the staff where you want to input a pedal line that span the required duration.
  2. In the Notations toolbox, click Panels Panels button, then Playing Techniques Playing Techniques button to show the Playing Techniques panel.
  3. In the Playing Techniques panel, expand the Keyboard section.
  4. Click the pedal line you want.


The pedal line is input across the selected range.


Alternatively, when nothing is selected, you can click the pedal line you want in the Keyboard section of the Playing Techniques panel, then click and drag in the music area to input a pedal line and extend it to the duration you want.

After Completing This Task

  • You can change the continuation type used for individual pedal lines; for example, to show a sign at the end.

  • You can add retakes and pedal level changes within the ranges of sustain pedal lines.


    Retakes and level changes only appear for sustain pedal lines with the Line continuation type.