Repitching notes without changing their rhythm

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You can repitch notes after you have input them while keeping their durations the same. For example, if you want to duplicate the rhythm but have different pitches.


  1. In Write mode, select the first note you want to repitch.
  2. Start note input in any of the following ways:
    • Press Shift-N.

    • In the Notes toolbox, click Start Note Input Start Note Input button.

    • Double-click the staff.

  3. Optional: If you want to repitch notes on multiple staves at once, extend the caret to those staves.
  4. Activate Lock to Duration in any of the following ways:
    • Press L.

    • In the Notes toolbox, click Lock to Duration .

  5. Enter the pitches you want.
  6. Optional: Press L or click Lock to Duration again to deactivate Lock to Duration.

    Lock to Duration automatically deactivates when you reach the last existing note on the staff. By default, normal note input continues using the previous note value selected before you activated Lock to Duration.


Existing notes on the selected staff are repitched without their rhythms being changed. The caret automatically advances from note to note, even if there are large rests between notes on the staff.


You can set a maximum number of rests over which you want to advance when repitching notes in Preferences > Note Input and Editing > Note Input > Lock Duration.