Fix Displayed Note Positions and Durations – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Fix Displayed Note Positions and Durations

When MIDI regions are quantized it can have an effect on the notes as displayed in a score. The notes will be played according to the quantized rhythm, with the displayed notes representing things differently.

Swing (jazz performance style) – Wikipedia

In music, the term swing has two main uses. Colloquially, it is used to describe the propulsive quality or “feel” of a rhythm, especially when the music prompts a visceral response such as foot-tapping or head-nodding (see pulse). This sense can also be called “groove”.


Bret Pimentel explains things like this

Jazz swing notation – Bret Pimentel, woodwinds

Sometimes a well-meaning composer or arranger will try to approximate a jazz swing style notationally in this way:

 Logic Pro Quantize region parameter – Apple Support

You can fix the display quantization of all MIDI events in the projects using the Score Editor’s Functions > Quantization > Fix displayed Note Positions and Fix displayed Note Positions and Durations commands. These commands may be useful for exporting projects (complete with display Quantize settings) to other notation programs that don’t feature display quantization. The commands are also available from the shortcut menu when you Control-click notes in the score.

Part Box: 1/2 Note – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Part Box: 1/2 Note

Select the half note in the part box palette.

Select score symbols in the Logic Pro Part box – Apple Support

There are several ways to select score symbols in the Part box. You can select symbols directly by clicking, or select them using the button for the Part box group. Some symbols can be selected using key commands.

Go to Page… ⌃/ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Go to Page…    ⌃/

Jump to a specific page number in the score.

Logic Pro score layout overview – Apple Support

The playhead is automatically set to the beginning of the selected page, unless the sequencer is running when you click OK. In this situation, Catch mode is turned off.


Nudge Position Up ⌃⌥⌘↑ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Position Up  ⌃⌥⌘↑

Move the selected item up. I am not sure of the exact distance the symbol is moved, but it appears that it can be +/- 999 steps. Same increments for left and right. The symbol information is in the Event Inspector box.

The information in the symbol inspector includes Symbol (a number), Staff, Vertical Position, Horizontal Position.

Position items (graphically) in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Using key commands: You can use key commands to move any score symbol that can be positioned independently of notes or staffs, as well as text events and chord symbols. These functions don’t alter the bar position of the affected symbols and text events. They alter the Horizontal Position and Vertical Position parameters by ±1.

Stem Position: Side – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Stem Position: Side

The side position for stems is the “Automatic” setting as well. Usually the default. I realize that my first “second language” was printed music. The classical style of scoring is engraved in my brain.

Control beaming in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Stem Position: Side: Moves the stem to the side.