Inputting pedal lines with the popover

You can input pedal lines using the playing techniques popover, both during note input and by adding them to existing music. Because pedal lines extend automatically as you input notes during note input, you can also input retakes and pedal level changes when you reach the appropriate rhythmic position.

Procedure

  1. In Write mode, do one of the following:
    • Start note input.

    • On the staff where you want to input a pedal line, select items that span the required duration.

  2. Open the playing techniques popover in any of the following ways:
    • Press Shift-P.

    • In the Notations toolbox, click Popovers Popovers button, then Playing Techniques Playing Techniques button.

  3. Enter the appropriate entry for the pedal line you want into the popover.

    For example, enter ped for a sustain pedal line.

  4. Press Return to close the popover.

    The pedal line is input.

  5. Optional: During note input, advance the caret and extend the pedal line in any of the following ways:
    • Press Space.

    • In the Keyboard, Fretboard, or Drum Pads panel toolbar, click Advance Caret Advance Caret button.

    The pedal line also extends automatically as you continue inputting notes.

  6. Optional: During note input, input retakes or pedal level changes by opening the playing techniques popover again at the appropriate rhythmic position and enter the entry for the retake or pedal level change you want into the popover.

    For example, enter ^ or retake for a retake.

  7. Optional: During note input, stop the pedal line by opening the playing techniques popover again and enter the appropriate entry into the popover.

    For example, enter * to stop a sustain pedal line.

  8. Press Return to close the popover.

Result

During note input, pedal lines start at the caret position, and end at the caret position.

When you add pedal lines to existing music, pedal lines are added across the selected items.

Note

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