Hiding/Showing brackets for right-hand fingerings

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When multiple notes in the same chord are plucked by the same right-hand finger, you can show the same fingering multiple times, once for each note, or show a single fingering for all notes with a bracket spanning the notes plucked by that finger. When showing a separate fingering for each note, you can also choose to place each fingering either above or below the staff. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


These steps only apply to right-hand fingerings belonging to fretted instruments.


  • 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 all the notes for which you want to hide/show brackets for right-hand fingerings. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Vertical position in the Plucked Fingering group.
  3. Select one of the following options from the menu:
    • To hide brackets and show a separate fingering for each selected note, select Above staff or Below staff.

    • To show brackets and a single fingering for all notes in each bracket, select Next to note.


Brackets on the selected right-hand fingerings are hidden/shown. If you selected Above staff or Below staff, their staff-relative placement is changed accordingly. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.


Right-hand fingerings shown next to notes with a bracket
Right-hand fingerings shown above the staff
Right-hand fingerings shown below the staff