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

Force Accidental (only flats & sharps) – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Force Accidental (only flats & sharps)

Inserts an accidental for the selected note(s) if one is needed for the given key signature. Normally the reader is expected to know that a note is sharp, flat, whichever, but sometimes the visual reminder is useful.

When I used to practice for orchestral concerts I would often pencil in the appropriate accidental simply to remind me.

The “only flats & sharps” does just that, only inserts flats and sharps. The “Force Accidental” command will also place natural signs on the notes.

In “proper” musical notation the addition of an accidental changes the note – adding a sharp or flat. It is rare to see this kind of notation in classical literature, but it does occur in Twentieth Century (and beyond) scores. I always questioned stray accidentals…un-trusting soul that I am. 

Change the display and position of accidentals – Logic Pro X

By default, the display of accidentals depends on the chosen key signature. Using note attributes, you can change flats to sharps, and vice versa. For information about setting the key signature, see Add key and time signature changes.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Stem End: Move Up ⌥⌘↑ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stem End: Move Up    ⌥⌘↑

Make the stem end longer (if it is pointing up) or shorter (if it is pointing down). Scoring music is such a fiddly thing. You can create some odd looking scores in the Score Editor.

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

Trim Note End to Selected (Force Legato) ⌘3⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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Trim Note End to Selected (Force Legato)        ⌘3⃣

Extend notes to remove “space” between them. Remove articulation? Such an odd wording. Effectively attaches one note to the next.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Convert Auto Slur – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Convert Auto Slur

Change an Automatic Slur to a manual slur. Brings up a question about slurs and piano, guitar, and possibly other instruments. I know how to play a slur on a brass or reed instrument.

Add dynamic marks, slurs, and crescendi – Logic Pro X

 

To convert an automatic slur to a manual slur: Use the Convert Auto Slur key command.

Note: A manual slur cannot be converted to an automatic slur.

found this explanation while pondering the question…

notation – Understanding and distinguishing piano slurs and phrases – Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange

Slurs have different meanings for different instruments, and for singers. For example, for string instruments (violin, cello, etc) all the notes under a slur are played with one movement of the bow, but in some situations there can still be intentional gaps between the notes! In vocal music, slurs merely indicate that one syllable of the lyrics is sung to more than one note, and nothing more than that.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Settings: Clefs and Signatures ⌃⌥⇧L – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Settings: Clefs and Signatures    ⌃⌥⇧L


Scoring musical parts is a simple task that is rife with complexity. I haven’t done any scoring since the early 1990s when Finale first came out. At that time the tutorial was an eight to ten day affair, and if I stopped working with it I would lose the skills rapidly.

If I have any significant scoring needs I will probably choose some other tool, but for now I am glad that Logic has this all built in. I can work with this.

Clefs & Signatures settings – Logic Pro X

Clefs and Signatures settings are available only when Additional Score Options is selected in Advanced preferences.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Attach Symbol: Down-Bow – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Attach Symbol: Down-Bow

I do not read string parts, so all the performance notes are a learning experience for me. The down-bow mark is found in the Parts Box (Score Editor) under “Ornaments”.

The symbol is not included in any font that I have easy access to. It has three sides – left, top, right. The top line is thicker than the sides.

Unicode Character ‘MUSICAL SYMBOL COMBINING DOWN BOW’ (U+1D1AA)

MUSICAL SYMBOL COMBINING DOWN BOW

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND