Command List

The following is a complete list of NoteAbility commands along with their corresponding images. Except for lyrics and figured bass symbols all commands should be entered as lower case characters (ie. "fp" is a correct command, "FP" is not.)

Regular Notes

(placed at the Entry Cursor and affixed to the rhythmic spine)

Commands for regular notes can be extended by half their duration with a "." (eg. "q." = a dotted quarter note). They can also be combined to create tied groups of notes (eg. "he." = a half note tied to dotted eighth note.)

Graphic Notes

(placed at the mouse cursor independent of the Entry Cursor)

Grace Notes

(placed at the mouse cursor independent of the Entry Cursor)

Rests

(placed at the Entry Cursor and affixed to the rhythmic spine)

As in the case of regular notes, dots can be added to rest commands and the commands can be used in combination to produce a series of rests (eg. "rhqe." = a half rest followed by a quarter rest followed by an dotted eighth rest.)

- The command "rw" is a full measure rest (and will be centred in the measure) while the command "rv" is a 4-beat rest for use in 4/2 or 3/2 meters.

Graphic Rests

(placed at the mouse cursor independent of the Entry Cursor)

Dynamic Marks

(placed at the mouse cursor independent of the Entry Cursor and associated with the closest staff above the image)

Symbols

(placed at the mouse cursor independent of the Entry Cursor associated with the closest staff to the image)

(N.B. The command "p" followed by a number inserts a patch change to the indicated MIDI program number on the closest staff.)

Other Images

(All of the images below are graphical versions of images that are usually added to the score through Inspector panes or menu items)

Alternative key signatures commands are comprised of "k" followed by the major key signature name ("cb", gb", "db", "ab", "eb", "bb", "f", "c", "g", "d", "a", "e", "b", "f#", "c#"). If you want the key signature to be drawn with naturals (which is sometimes used to cancel a previous key signature), the command is "kn" followed the the major key signature name (eg. "knf#").

See also

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