Attach Symbol: Fermata Down – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Attach Symbol: Fermata Down

Adds a fermata above the currently selected note in a score.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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:



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.




Enharmonic Shift: b ⇧B – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Enharmonic Shift: b    ⇧B

Change the selected note(s) to be displayed as flatted notes. Simple example – a D-sharp is changed to an E-flat.

A lot depends on the skill of the reader of the score and the willful intent of the producer of the score.

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.




Set Note Color By Region Color – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Note Color By Region Color

MIDI notes. Audio regions don’t have notes. It would seem kind of useless to set note color by region since most all MIDI regions start out as green. But what if we change them?

It hardly occurred to me to change the MIDI region colors, but it really does make a difference when looking at an arrangement.

Just like color-coding tracks that are bused together.

It’s all about being aware of what you see as well as what you hear.

Change the color of notes in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

You can change the color of notes in the Piano Roll Editor to display note velocity, region colors, or MIDI channel colors. By default, notes correspond to the region color.




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.




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

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  Attach Symbol: Accent

Add an accent mark to a note (or rest?) in a score. There are fine controls for what an accent does when played (increased MIDI velocity)

Add accents and other symbols to notes – Logic Pro X

The Part box includes symbols such as accents, fermatas, phrasing marks, bow markings, and others that apply to a single note, over which the symbol appears. (Trills are in a separate section).


 MIDI Meaning settings – Logic Pro X

These settings determine if, and to what extent, the insertion of the listed symbols affects the MIDI playback of notes (that these symbols are attached to).



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

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  Attach Symbol: Flageolet

Small circle (un-filled) above a note in a score. I am not at all familiar with this notation. 

Mathematical models of flageolet harmonics on stringed instruments – ScienceDirect

Flageolet is a common technique to elicit harmonics on stringed instruments like guitars, pianos, and the violin family: the bowed or plucked string is subdivided by a slight touch of the finger. The paper discusses appropriate linear wave equations which model the flageolet phenomenon. The standard second order wave equation fails, because the resulting Dirichlet boundary condition at the finger uncouples the two parts of the string and produces tones different from the flageolet. We include and discuss fourth order corrections, due to string stiffness, as a possible source for the flageolet phenomenon.




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.