Page Left ↖ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Page Left  ↖

Moves the score to the left. The “Home” key on the keyboard.

Score Editor overview – Logic Pro X

The Score Editor can display a single MIDI region or software instrument track. In the Score Editor, each track appears as a separate staff. Notes, rests, and other musical events in the MIDI regions on the track are displayed in standard musical notation.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Color View: Show Polyphony – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Color View: Show Polyphony

An entirely different way to look at written music. Changing the colors of note-heads certainly can help locating and identifying elements of a score. It’s kind of neat.

Change the color of notes – Logic Pro X

When Additional Score Options is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can assign different colors to individual notes, using the available colors in the three color palettes.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Stems: up ⌃⌥↑ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stems: up    ⌃⌥↑

Set the direction of note stems to be up.

Change stem direction, length, and beaming – Logic Pro X

By default, a note’s stem direction and length depend on the settings in the Staff Style window. You can change these attributes to improve readability; for example, to group notes meant to be played as a voice in a polyphonic passage.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Stems: hide – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stems: hide

Remove the stems from notes on the score. You could make an interesting guessing game where someone has to figure out beaming and duration of the note heads.

Change stem direction, length, and beaming – Logic Pro X

By default, a note’s stem direction and length depend on the settings in the Staff Style window. You can change these attributes to improve readability; for example, to group notes meant to be played as a voice in a polyphonic passage.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Quantize Tool – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Quantize Tool

Set the primary tool to Quantize. Available in the Piano Roll editor and the Score Editor.

You can set the Quantize tool by typing ‘TQ’ in the appropriate editor. The ‘T’ opens the tool selection menu, the ‘Q’ chooses the Quantize tool. Return to the Pointer tool by typing ‘TT’.

Quantize the timing of notes in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

You can quantize, or automatically correct, the timing of individual MIDI notes in the Piano Roll Editor. This is useful when regions in the track contain the right notes, but are not perfectly in time with the project. When you quantize the timing, items are adjusted to the selected note value. You can quantize the timing of regions with drums, single-note instruments, and chordal or polyphonic instruments.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Toggle Duration Bar Display – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Toggle Duration Bar Display

Turn Duration Bar Display on and off. A different visual representation of how long a note will sound. This might be useful when scoring for film and video.

Display duration bars – Logic Pro X

You can show a graphical representation of a note’s duration by displaying duration bars in the Score Editor.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Not Independent – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Not Independent

It certainly reads as if it is dependent on something. Notes in a score are both visual instructions in the traditional way, and performance instructions for playback.

I guess it would be possible to move an independent third quarter note in a bar to a position before the second quarter note for visual effect, but playback would be different. Yes, an independent note will play back according to the position it has been moved to.

It is a tricky balance – score the music for someone who reads or score for playback. Hard to annotate “swing”, just like the missing sevens from chord symbols in jazz.

Contextual menu item for a selected note. Probably the easiest way to use it.

Change the independent status of notes – Logic Pro X

Independent notes are not tied to a rhythmic position in the staff, and can be moved freely. This can be used to add grace notes, for example, and for other purposes.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Attach Symbol: Staccato – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Attach Symbol: Staccato

Add a staccato marking to a note in the score. The behavior of the staccato marking is controlled in the Project Score Preferences – MIDI Meaning. You can set the length and velocity of the notes that are marked with the symbol.

Add notes and other symbols to multiple regions – Logic Pro X

You can add notes and other score symbols to multiple selected regions at the same time position. This makes it easy to double parts in unison, for example, or add the same dynamic marks to multiple instrument parts playing together. Adding symbols to multiple selected regions works for all score symbols represented by an event, including notes, dynamic marks, clefs, pedal markings, and even text.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Stem Position: Center – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stem Position: Center

Move note stems to the center of the note head. Looks odd. I can’t find a reference to where centered stems are used in notation. The internet is not helpful today. I don’t think I will worry about it 😉

Change stem direction, length, and beaming – Logic Pro X

By default, a note’s stem direction and length depend on the settings in the Staff Style window. You can change these attributes to improve readability; for example, to group notes meant to be played as a voice in a polyphonic passage.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Settings: Global Format ⌃⌥⇧F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Settings: Global Format    ⌃⌥⇧F

Open the Global Settings panel for the Score Editor. The command will not work unless the Score Editor has keyboard focus.

Global Score settings – Logic Pro X

Global Score settings define global formatting options, such as page margins, note spacing, bars per line, and more.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Defeat Interpretation ⌃I – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Defeat Interpretation    ⌃I

Treat the selected notes as recorded or written. Do not extend notes to minimize rests, etc. Play it like a computer, not a human 😉

Change the syncopation or interpretation of notes – Logic Pro X

By default, note syncopation and interpretation match the settings chosen in the Region inspector. You can change interpretation settings for individual notes to improve readability.

 

 Interpretation – Logic Pro X

If Interpretation is turned off, note lengths are displayed as closely as possible to their real values, as determined by the Quantize value. In the following example, the same MIDI region is shown twice, the first with Interpretation turned off, the second with it turned on:

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Print ⌘P – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Print    ⌘P

A most fundamental command across all applications. Other than a score I am not sure what I would print, or where the print command might be active…Score Editor only.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Staff Style Window ⌃⌥⇧S – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Staff Style Window    ⌃⌥⇧S

As written. Working with scores is “fussy” work. Things need to look just right. Quick switch to get the tools in front for a moment.

The state of the Staff Style window is saved in screenset data. There appears to be a “refresh bug” when switching screensets having the style window open. The outline of the window appears, but it is not filled in

Staff Style window – Logic Pro X

You view and edit staff style parameters in the Staff Style window. The upper part of the window shows a list of available staff styles, with a visual representation of the selected staff style. The lower part shows the staffs that are used for the selected staff style, with parameters for each staff. The voices used for each staff are listed to the right.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Score Editor N – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Score Editor    N

Toggles the Score Editor window. I think I would be more likely to leave the Score Editor open in a screenset and just swap those. I don’t do a lot with scoring at this time.

The toggle opens and closes the score editor at the bottom of the arrange window. Having that open with a single track makes some sense. If the score editor is the only window open toggle will create a full screen score editor. Odd.

Logic is one of the programs on the Mac that doesn’t “play nice” with window management.

Notation overview – Logic Pro X

You can view MIDI regions in software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation in the Score Editor. Notes and other musical events are displayed as standard notation, along with common symbols such as time and key signature, bar lines, and clef signs. You can add and edit notes, add sustain pedal markings and other symbols, and print the score.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set pick finger P – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set pick finger P

Scoring stringed instruments. Not something I do very often, in fact, not at all.

This is what I had to say before…

Set pick finger C – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day – learning at the elbow of the internet

This is deep into the scoring of stringed instruments. A long way away from what I use Logic for.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND