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.

Settings: Chords and Grids ⌃⌥⇧C – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Settings: Chords and Grids    ⌃⌥⇧C

Open the Score Editor settings in “Project Preferences” to the ‘Chords and Grids’ section.

Chord settings

  • Root Font field: Defines the font for the chord symbol’s root note.

  • Extension Font field: Defines the font for the chord symbol’s extensions.

  • “Follow staff size” checkbox: Displays chord symbols according to staff size.

  • Slash Note Position pop-up menu: Defines the position of the slash note.

  • Accidental Scale field: Changes the accidental size, in relation to the font size setting: positive values result in an increased size, negative values in a diminished size of chord symbol accidentals.

  • Language pop-up menu: Choose which language to use for accidentals and other chord symbols.

  • Alignment pop-up menu: Determines the general horizontal alignment of chord symbols—with an Align parameter set to def (default)—in relation to their bar position.

Grid settings

  • Font field: Sets the general grid font.

  • Grid Scaling: Reduced field: Sets the size of the first chord grid when added in the Score Editor.

  • Grid Scaling: Normal field: Sets the size of the second chord grid when added in the Score Editor.

  • Grid Scaling: Enlarged field: Sets the size of the third chord grid when added in the Score Editor.

  • Chord Scaling: Reduced field: Sets the size of the chord on the first chord grid when added in the Score Editor.

  • Chord Scaling: Normal field :Sets the size of the chord on the second chord grid when added in the Score Editor.

  • Chord Scaling: Enlarged field: Sets the size of the chord on the third chord grid when added in the Score Editor.

  • Show Fingering checkboxes: Select to show the fingering numbers on the chord grid symbols in the Score Editor.

  • Minimum Number of Frets field: Defines the number of frets (four, five, or six) on chord grids.

  • Barre buttons: Define the Barre style on chord grids, whether Tie or Block.

  • Thumb buttons: Define the representation of the Thumb fingering marking on chord grids. It can be represented by a 5 or a T.

  • Left-Handed checkbox: Changes the chord grid orientation for a left-handed user.

Chords & Grids settings in Logic Pro - Apple Support

 

These settings define the font, position, and scaling of chords and grids, and other settings.

 

 

Select All Following ⇧F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select All Following    ⇧F

There are multiple meanings of “all following”.

In the Score Editor you can select all of the notes following the current selection.

Select notes in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Choose Edit > Select All Following.

 

 In the tracks area you can select all of the following regions for a project, not simply a track. I am not quite sure about this behavior. It appears that ‘Select All Following’ will select all regions, on any track, that start later in the timeline (following.) Markers are included in the selection.

It appears that all ‘events’ following the current event are selected. Select all following works infall of the lists.

Insert: Decrescendo ⌃⇧. – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Insert: Decrescendo    ⌃⇧.

Using this command is so much easier than finding the decrescendo in the part box and dragging it to the location. Simply click at the right spot, press the keys, presto.

I have observed that for a software instrument (Classical Piano) a meta event on MIDI channel 2 is inserted – Crescendo – for both crescendo and decrescendo. The length is indicated in bars and beats. I have no idea how (or if) the direction is indicated or used.

Add dynamic marks, slurs, and crescendi to a score in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can add slurs to indicate notes that should be played legato, and add dynamic crescendo and decrescendo symbols (sometimes called hairpins). Automatic slurs can cover a selected group of notes, and adjust when the notes are copied, moved, or transposed. Using key commands, you can quickly add and edit automatic slurs for an entire phrase, part, or score.

 

 

Beam Selected Notes ⌃B – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Beam Selected Notes    ⌃B

Forces a beam to the following note.

It would make sense for me to learn some of the finer points of score editing in Logic.

I originally learned to write scores by hand. Was fascinated by a “Music Typewriter”, but found it too hard. Jumped on “Finale”, version 1. Very complex. Expensive. I paid for my Finale license and made money with it by scoring parts – $10 per page by hand. Now there are far too many scoring tools to really think about, and I’m not really in the business anymore.

As an exercise I could re-create my modulations “homework sheet” in a Logic project.

Control beaming in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

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.

 

 

Page Setup… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Page Setup...

Opens a short version of page setup parameter – choose the printer, paper.

When the Print command is issued a dialog box comes up with all of the settings from “Page Setup” as well as the details for the print job.

The only thing that gets printed is a Score.

Share the completed score – Logic Pro X Help

When you’re ready, you can print the score, save it as a PDF file, or export as an image using the Camera tool. The last method is most helpful if you want to export only a section of the score. Whichever method you choose, the printed score is identical to the Score Editor’s Page view display, except for the following items that are visible onscreen, but not printed:

 

 

Stem End: Move Down ⌥⌘↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stem End: Move Down    ⌥⌘↓

Change the length of selected note stems by moving downward. Stems that are “up” get shorter. Stems that are “down” get longer.

Control beaming in the Logic Pro Score Editor – Apple Support

Stem End: Move Down: As above, but moves the stem end downward.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set main finger 4 ⌃⌥⇧4 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set main finger 4    ⌃⌥⇧4

With the Score Editor open you bring up the Staff Style panel (⌃⌥⇧S) and change the “Head” setting to “Finger”. Choose the finger number that you want to apply and click on the note head.

Score Editor keEdit staff style parameters in the Logic Pro Staff Style window – Apple Support

Set the appearance of note heads: Choose a value from the Head pop-up menu. You can display note heads as normal, show note names or finger names, or hide the note heads completely.

 

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Open Score Preferences… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Open Score Preferences…

Normally I think a special command to open a particular preferences panel is kind of oddly wasteful. In this case I think it is required. Editing scores is never easy, and many of the things that could help need to be changed over the course of work. Musical Typing, easy access to publishing tools and decisions about layout is critical.

I would probably just keep the panel open right next to the score.

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

Page Right ↘ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Page Right ↘

Scroll the page in the score to the far right (think swipe left) using the ‘end’ key on the extended keyboard. Page Left with the ‘home’ key. Essentially go to the beginning (home) or end (end) of the score. Sometimes the terminology confuses me. I am used to full-page displays that fit completely into the window. Just my assumptions.

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

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

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  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