Hiding/Showing playing techniques

You can hide/show playing techniques individually; for example, if your expression map requires you to input a playing technique to trigger the correct playback but you do not want that technique to appear in the music. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select the playing techniques you want to hide, or the signposts of playing techniques you want to show. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate/deactivate Hidden in the Playing Techniques group.


The selected playing techniques are hidden when Hidden is activated, and shown when it is deactivated. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

Signposts are shown at the position of each hidden playing technique. However, signposts are not printed by default.

  • You can hide/show playing technique signposts by choosing View > Signposts > Playing Techniques.

  • You can assign a key command for Hide/Show Item on the Key Commands page in Preferences.

  • You can input hidden playing techniques when using the playing techniques popover.