Replace pitches without changing rhythms

Updated 4 years ago
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If you have a passage where you want a change in notes but not in rhythm, but that is more complicated than a simple transposition of notes, re-pitch mode is highly useful. In essence, when in re-pitch mode, new pitches will replace the old ones, following the original rhythm.

Not to be confused with Accidental: Respell pitches

To activate re-pitch mode, use the re-pitch button, Re-pitch button , next to (and in addition to) the Note input button, Note input button , or use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+I (Mac: Shift+Cmd+I).

To reproduce a rhythmical passage with different pitches, select the passage, copy it, and paste it where you want. (If you are in a situation of having written the wrong notes but correct rhythm, no copy and paste is necessary.)

Then click on the first note you want to re-pitch, enter note input mode, and activate re-pitch mode. Begin typing the new pitches. Unlike normal circumstances, where the length of the notes you are entering are based on what length you have selected in the toolbar, in re-pitch mode the rhythm (the notes' length) will stay the same.

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