Wrapped View – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Wrapped View

Switch the Score Editor to “wrapped view”. A single track/instrument on the display with the part moving to the next line when the edge of the page is reached. A typical “lead sheet”.

NB you can have multiple Score Editor windows open at the same time, each with their own set of tracks and their own viewing state.

View tracks as music notation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Wrapped view: Shows one or more tracks in a lead sheet–style, line-wrapped view


Attach Symbol: Tenuto – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

Three notes with tenuto markings
  Attach Symbol: Tenuto

Add a tenuto marking for the currently selected notes.

Tenuto – Wikipedia

In musical notation, tenuto (Italian, past participle of tenere, “to hold”), denoted as a horizontal bar adjacent a note, is a direction for the performer to hold or sustain a note for its full length

Force Syncopation ⌃⇧Y – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Force Syncopation  ⌃⇧Y

I can’t explain it any better than the documentation does.

Change note syncopation and interpretation in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

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.

Logic Pro Syncopation region parameter – Apple Support

Syncopation involves rhythmic patterns that go against the normal rhythm as defined by the time signature. The Syncopation setting helps you produce a cleaner-looking score by displaying syncopated notes with fewer ties or subdivisions.

If Syncopation is turned on, each note is displayed graphically as a single note when possible (rather than as several tied notes), regardless of its rhythmic position. If it can’t be displayed as a single note, the note is divided into the minimum possible number of notes, connected by ties. In some cases, the display of syncopated notes also depends on the Max Dots setting—see Logic Pro Max Dots region parameter.

Set main finger 1 ⌃⌥⇧1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set main finger 1    ⌃⌥⇧1

Cannot find any particular documentation. Querying a friend who does scoring for guitars. We shall see.


Previous Part Box Symbol – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Previous Part Box Symbol

Selects the previous (to the left) symbol in the Part Box. Simple way to switch symbols without having to drag the mouse to the box and click.

Logic Pro part box overview – Apple Support

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can add notes and other symbols from the Part box in the inspector. The Part box contains a complete collection of score symbols, arranged in groups. You can control which symbols are displayed in the Part box, reorder symbol groups, and open the Part box as a separate, floating window.


Toggle Guide Line Display – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Guide Line Display

Turn the Score Editor guide lines on and off. I have observed the change of settings in the View menu of the Score Editor. Changes between ‘All Objects’ and ‘Selected Objects’.

Display guide lines in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Note: You can also use the Toggle Guide Lines Display key command, which toggles between All Objects and the last selected display mode.

I do not see any “lines” when the setting is on. What I see is the little box that contains information like position, velocity, and sundry.

Display guide lines in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

You can show an object’s exact time position by displaying guide lines in the Score Editor. Guide lines show exactly the relation of symbols, staves, and time positions).


Independent Grace – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Independent Grace

Makes a note on the score an independent grace note. When scoring music we don’t worry about the actual performance – that’s the job of the musician. When an automaton interprets a score it needs to know the rules for performance.

Make the rules clear so the music can playback in the expected manner.

Use independent notes in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Independent Grace: The note is displayed as a single (independent) grace note.


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

  Fix Displayed Note Positions

We need to understand “display quantization”. It means what I think it means, but I had to go hunting in the documentation to confirm. Moves displayed notes to their “proper” positions. “Set the visual quantization value” describes what is going on, and why we might need it.

Quantize the timing of notes in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

You can quantize, or automatically correct, the timing of individual MIDI notes in the Score 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.

 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.


Paste Multiple ⌥⇧⌘V – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Paste Multiple    ⌥⇧⌘V

Paste the contents of the clipboard into multiple sections of the score.

Copy some notes. Select one or more tracks/areas (shift-click) on the score. Paste Multiple. The contents of the clipboard are added to all of the selected areas.

Talk about quick entry of similar parts…

Move and copy items in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support


Select all targeted regions (either in the Tracks area or Score Editor) by Shift-clicking the staffs/regions, or dragging to select adjacent regions.

   The Region inspector title indicates the number of selected regions.

Choose Edit > Paste Multiple (or use the Paste Multiple key command.)



Voice Separation Tool J – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Shows the Voice Separation tool in action
  Voice Separation Tool  J

Switch the selected tool to the Voice Separation Tool. This tool is only available in the Tool Menu in the Piano Roll and Score Editor. The legend in the Tool menu does not show a J, it shows an up-arrow over a down-arrow.

NB the T command shows the Tool menu except when Logic first starts. You have to click on the Tool menu with the pointer before the T command becomes active. This, I think, is a bug.

Assign notes to voices and staffs in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Using the Voice Separation tool, you can draw a separation line between notes on a staff to assign them to the predefined MIDI channels of the voices.

 Assign notes to voices and staffs in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Select the Voice Separation tool, then draw a line (between notes) where you want to separate the voices.


Part Box: 1/8 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Part Box: 1/8 Note

Select the eighth note in the Part Box. Entering notes using the Pencil Tool can be done very quickly.

View score symbols in the Logic Pro part box – Apple Support

The Part box displays score symbols arranged in groups. You can show and hide symbol groups by selecting or deselecting the group buttons at the top of the Part box, and reorder the groups in the Part box.

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

  Attach Symbol: Staccatissimo

I don’t seem to be able to find the symbol in the Part Box in the Score Editor. The command adds the little wedge in the proper location for the selected note.

You can adjust the playback settings by adjusting velocity and length (percentage) in the ‘MIDI Meaning’ project preferences – ‘Settings: MIDI Meaning ⌃⌥⇧M’.

OnMusic Dictionary – Term


A style of playing notes in a detached, separated, distinct manner that shortens the notated duration of the note in a more exaggerated way than normal staccato. Staccatissimo is indicated by solid wedge directly above or below the notehead.


OnMusic Dictionary – topic


exaggerated short duration of the note



Force Accidental – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Force Accidental

Forces the display of accidentals (and naturals). Display of notes in the Score Editor depends on the chosen key signature. You can force accidentals to be displayed, even though the key signature implies where the notes are sharp, flat, or natural.

Watch out for classically trained musicians who will double-sharp or double-flat notes depending on the key signature. If a tuba part is written in Bb Major (2 flats) and you put a flat on a Bb (implied) the player _will_ play an A natural (B double-flat).

Don’t accidentally confuse the world 😉

Change how accidentals appear in a score in Logic Pro – Apple Support


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 to a score in Logic Pro.



Command    Key Touch Bar
- Score Editor
Force Accidental
Force Accidental (only flats & sharps)

Change View – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Change View

Cycle through the view modes, linear, wrapped, and page, of the Score Editor window. The commands are available in the ‘View’ local menu (View Mode), and using the three view mode buttons located in the tool strip/bar at the top of the score window. ‘Page View’ has its own, separate command – control-P.

The typical sizing of the Score Editor window doesn’t have sufficient width to display the view buttons on the tool bar. They are located to the right of the ‘View’ dropdown menu.

View tracks as music notation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can also change the view using the View > View Mode menu commands in the Score Editor menu bar.

Open Staff Style Window – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open Staff Style Window

Only available when the Score Editor is in focus.

Can be used as an alternative to the “Show/HIde Staff Style Window – ⌃⌥⇧S”,

Edit staff styles in the Logic Pro Staff Style window – Apple Support

In the Staff Style window, you can edit various staff style parameters. In the style overview, you can edit the style type, size, transpose, and range parameters.