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

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