Fingering

Fingering symbols for various instruments are found in the Fingering palette in the Advanced workspace.

Fingering palette

  • Keyboard music employs the numbers 1–5 to represent fingers of the left or right hand.

  • Guitar music uses the numbers 0–4 to represent left-hand fingering (T is occasionally used for the thumb). Right-hand fingering is indicated by the letters p, i, m, a, c. Circled numbers represent instrument strings.

  • The last five symbols in the palette are used for lute fingering in historical music.

To add a fingering symbol to a note:

  • Select a note and double click one of the fingering symbols in a Palette
  • Drag and drop a fingering symbol from a palette onto a note

To add fingering symbols to a series of notes:

  1. Select the desired notes
  2. Double-click a fingering symbol in a palette

When fingering is added to a note, the focus immediately shifts to the symbol, so you can adjust it right away.

Adjust symbol position

Use one of the following methods:

  • For fine adjustments (0.1 sp) use the arrow keys; For larger adjustments (1 sp) use Ctrl+Arrow
  • Change horizontal and vertical offsets in the Inspector
  • Drag the symbol using your mouse

To move more than one symbol

  1. Select the desired fingering symbols
  2. Adjust using the horizontal and vertical offset fields in the Inspector

To restore a symbol to its default position, select it and press Ctrl+R

Fingering is a form of text symbol and can be edited and styled like any other. Right-clicking on the symbol gives you a range of options.

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