Breaths and pauses

Breath and pause markings are available in the Breaths & Pauses palette in the advanced workspace.

Breaths + Pauses Palette

Add symbol

To add a breath or pause (the latter also called a caesura, or informally "tram lines" or "railroad tracks") to the score, use one of the following options:

  • Select a note or rest and double-click a breath or pause symbol in a palette
  • Drag a breath or pause symbol from a palette onto a note or rest in the score.

Breath symbol in score (Emmentaler font)

The symbol is placed after the note. You may subsequently wish to adjust its position by entering edit mode and using the arrow cursor keys, by dragging, or by changing the offsets in the Inspector.

Adjust pause length

From version 2.1 onwards, you can adjust the pause length (in seconds) of the added symbol using the "Breath" category in the Inspector.

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