Move a Dynamic

Sometimes you may wish to move an existing dynamic marking to a different location.

Although you can certainly achieve the same results by adding a new dynamic and deleting the old one, or by editing the start time of the selected dynamic, it may be easier to simply move the dynamic marking.

The move operation changes only the start time of the dynamic. Markings such as crescendos and hairpins still retain their original durations.

First, be sure the application is in Select Mode.

Move a Dynamic

  • Click - but do not release - the mouse on the dynamic marking you wish to move.
  • As you drag the mouse, the music cursor changes to the sameUsed when entering a new dynamic from the Input Palette.
  • Align the dashed line with the beat where you want the dynamic moved to.
  • Release the mouse to move the marking to the specified location.


Select the symbol you wish to move with the mouse.

Press and hold the CTRL Key on your keyboard while you press one of the arrow keys.