Adding notes above/below existing notes

You can add notes above/below existing notes. You can add multiple notes at the same time, according to their intervals relative to the existing notes.


If you want to use the mouse, you have enabled mouse editing.


  1. In Write mode, select the notes to which you want to add notes.
  2. Open the note tools popover in any of the following ways:
    • Press Shift-I.

    • In the Notations toolbox, click Popovers Popovers button, then Note Tools Note Tools button.

  3. Enter the intervals of the notes you want, relative to your selected notes.

    For example, enter -m3,4 to add notes a minor third below and a fourth above the selected notes.

  4. Press Return to close the popover.


Notes are added to the selected notes according to the intervals specified.


You can also add notes above/below existing notes by Alt/Opt-dragging selected notes upwards/downwards.

When you drag notes, shadow noteheads indicate their destination pitches, and the affected region appears highlighted with the rhythmic grid shown above it.