Add and Remove Ornaments



Ornaments are symbols which embellish notes. There are all sorts of ornaments which instruct the player to trill, twist and vary the main note in different ways.

There are essentially 3 classes of ornaments (listed below) - all ornaments within each group are added to the music in the same way:


  Single-Note Ornaments


  Glissando


  Arpeggio



Once an ornament is added to your music you can edit its position and appearance properties.


To Add an Ornament to a Note


Select the Ornaments tab in the Input Palette, then select one of the single-note ornaments (e.g. trill).


Move the cursor over the note to which you want to add the ornament. Notice that the cursor changes into a bullseye and the note highlights when the cursor is over the note.



Click the mouse to add the ornament to the note.



To Add an Arpeggio


Select the Ornaments tab in the Input Palette, then select one of the arpeggios.


Move the cursor over a chord to which you want to add the arpeggio. Notice that the cursor changes into a bullseye and the chord highlights when the cursor is over the note.



Click the mouse to add the arpeggio to the chord.



To Remove Ornaments


To remove ornaments, simply select them with the mouse and select Edit Delete from the menu.


-OR-


Select the ornaments and press the Delete key.


Note that removing an accidental effectively changes the pitch other accidentals may be re-added to properly represent the note in the current clef and key.


To Add an Ornament to Several Notes


Select the Ornaments tab in the Input Palette, then select one of the single-note ornaments (e.g. trill).


Click - but do not release - the mouse in an empty area that is not over a note.


Drag the mouse to sweep out a rectangular area. Notice that notes that are included in the selection area are highlighted.



Release the mouse to add ornaments of the specified type to all the selected notes.



To Add an Glissando


Select the Ornaments tab in the Input Palette, then select the glissando symbol.


Click - but do not release - the mouse in an empty area that is not over a note.


Drag the mouse to sweep out a rectangular area. Notice that notes that are included in the selection area are highlighted.


Using the selection rectangle, select two adjacent notes that you want the glissando to go between.



Release the mouse to add a glissando between the two selected notes.



-OR-


Select two adjacent notes you want a glissando between.


Use the shortcut menu to add a glissando to the selected notes.