Here’s how to change note basics using our editor — note pitches, rhythmic durations, etc.
There’s usually more than one way to do each of these things, so we’ve included all of them here.
Changing a note’s pitch by pitch name
With the note selected, type the pitch letter, A through G, using your keyboard.
Or: Search the editor for “Set pitch” and choose the pitch.
Changing a note’s pitch by octave
With the note selected, hit Control (or Command) and the up/down arrow to move up or down an octave.
Or: Search the editor for “Move down an octave” or “Move up an octave.”
Changing a note’s accidental
With the note selected, click one of the accidental icons in the editor sidebar’s “Note basics” panel .
Or: Search the editor for “Accidental” and choose your desired accidental.
Or: Use the appropriate keyboard shortcut.
By default, we show and hide accidentals based on customary rules (accidentals hold until the end of the bar, etc.). If you set an accidental on a note whose staff line already has that accidental active, we won’t display the accidental. But if you’d like to force the accidental’s display, just enter the accidental a second time and we’ll force its display. (To unforce the display, enter the accidental yet again.)