Set Text Tool – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Text Tool

Normally used in scoring mode – chord symbols, lyrics, performance notes.

The Text Tool can be used to edit the names of regions as well. Normally I rename regions using ⇧N with a region selected. I guess the Text Tool could be used if I was doing a lot of renaming.

As an exercise I will look to see if I can create Nashville Number charts in Logic.

Assign tools – Logic Pro X

 

You can assign tools to the Left-click and Command-click Tool menus. The pointer adopts the shape of the active tool, so you can quickly identify which tool is being used.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Default Interpretation – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Default Interpretation

Change the interpretation of scored notes.

Interpretation – Logic Pro X

Music notation is meant as a guide to performance, and rhythmic values are often not notated with metronomic precision. The Interpretation setting helps you produce a more readable score from real-time recordings. You should usually turn it off when adding notes via step input or with the pointer.

 

 Note attributes overview – Logic Pro X

You can control the appearance of individual notes in the Score Editor using note attributes. Note attributes include note size and position, accidentals, stems, beaming, and interpretation. Using note attributes, you can enhance the readability of the score and add performance information.

 

 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.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Stems: default – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stems: default

In the Scoring Editor. Not to be confused with ‘audio stems’ – bounces of groups of tracks for re-mixes, mastering, etc.

Change stem direction, length, and beaming – Logic Pro X:

 

Choose Functions > Note Attributes > Stems from the Score Editor menu bar, then choose one of the following options:

Default: The stem direction is set in accordance with the default (staff style) setting.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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  Attach Symbol: Down-Bow

More of the Scoring Editor “part box” tools. Long post of the lack of documentation for the part box and symbology.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Linear Axis View – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Linear Axis View

In the Score Editor ‘View’ menu – View Mode>Linear View. This is one of the “oddball” commands. The full text of the command makes no particular sense. The word “axis” appears infrequently in the documentation, usually referring to the timeline.

Simply put – change the view of the score to a single line.

View tracks as music notation in the Score Editor – Logic Pro X:

Linear view: Shows a single software instrument track in a continuous, horizontally scrolling view. Linear view is the standard view for editing the score.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Default Syncopation – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Default Syncopation

Alters notation to minimize ties between notes and odd combinations of smaller notes. Reminiscent of “swinging” eighth notes – two eighth notes are played as a dotted eighth and a sixteenth.

Syncopation – Logic Pro X:

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Layout Tool – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Layout Tool


Choose the “Layout Tool” in the “left-click” tool drop down (same place as pointer, solo, et al.)

The Layout Tool is what you use to change the position of a note in the score without affecting the actual time placement of the note. If you use the Pointer Tool to drag a note from 4 1 1 1 to the left to 3 1 1 1 the note will move, and apparently “replace” anything that used to be between 3 1 1 1 and 4 1 1 1.

If you use the Layout Tool to move the note left or right (no vertical movement is possible) the placement of the event in time will not change. You can move a note at 4 1 1 1 to the left to get it closer to the bar line, or to the right to get closer to the next note. Timing will not change.

It is best to use a MIDI loop and play with it in the Score Editor to get a feeling for what is possible.

Position items graphically in the Score Editor – Logic Pro X:

Using the Layout tool: The Layout tool is used to graphically move events in the Score Editor, in order to optimize the display without altering the timing of MIDI events.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

1/8 Page Right – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  1/8 Page Right

 Move the visible part of the current page in the Score Editor.

As far as I can tell “1/8 page” is 1/8 of the visible score. If your visible score is 8 bars wide then you can move the score a bar at a time. Handy.

Score layout overview – Logic Pro X:

You should use Linear Score view for editing, as screen redraws are much faster, especially on slower computers.

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

1/8 Page Right – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  1/8 Page Right

 Move the visible part of the current page in the Score Editor.

As far as I can tell “1/8 page” is 1/8 of the visible score. If your visible score is 8 bars wide then you can move the score a bar at a time. Handy.

Score layout overview – Logic Pro X:

You should use Linear Score view for editing, as screen redraws are much faster, especially on slower computers.

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

Pros & Cons of the 4 MIDI Editors in Logic Pro X : Ask.Audio

Pros & Cons of the 4 MIDI Editors in Logic Pro X : Ask.Audio:

Logic Pro X has multiple tools for editing MIDI and each one has its own specific strengths. Joe Albano explains when you might want to turn to which one for the best results.

Event Float is a nifty little display – option-EEvent Float

Attach Symbol: Jazz 5 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Attach Symbol: Jazz 5

 Used in the Score Editor. Only available as a key command (not in any menu). I previously posted a scoring command in one of the first entries – “Attach Symbol: Pizzicato” – which basically punted the explanation. I learn.

I have searched through the available documentation for Logic Pro X and can find nothing that explains what this command does, or what are the symbols labelled “Jazz”. Nothing. Crickets. I continued my search on the internet (where I discovered my lack of proper work, see above link) and found some interesting pointers. The first real clue came from the “Logic Express 7 – User Manual” in the discussion of the Part Box. Lots of words about palettes and floating palettes. Hmmm. Not happening in Logic Pro X.

 

Logic Express 7 - Jazz Symbols

Note that there are 7 symbols, but only 6 commands. Odd.

I can now state that today’s command will attach the first Jazz symbol (highlighted in the picture) to the note(s) selected in the score window. Ta-da!

There is a decent description of the Part Box and how to use it in the Logic Pro 9 documentation as well. It is basically the same, with the same methods for use.

The Part Box changed dramatically in Logic Pro X! It doesn’t work the same way. Apparently all of the visual cues from Logic 9 documentation – screenshots of sections in the part box – were removed and replaced with some different textual description of what is where and what it does.

A first-time user of Logic will be utterly lost. No names for the palettes. The revenge of the icon driven user interface. Labels (at least show some text if I hover over it) could be provided.

I am grumpy. I need to “check my work” and make sure that the new, iBooks-only, version of the documentation is incomplete…back in a moment.

Wow…

Reset note attributes
You can reset all note attributes to their default settings if you decide you don’t want to keep your changes. When resetting note attributes, be aware that all symbols directly attached to notes (accents, fermatas, jazz symbols, and so on) are deleted.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” Apple Books. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/logic-pro-x-user-guide/id960809726?mt=11

 

Pop/Jazz (3/5/7-all): 5ths, 3rds, and 7ths are changed in this mode. It’s great for Pop and Jazz styles, especially when using sustained chords. It’s less suitable for polyphonic music, as the detuning of the natural 7th is significant. This mode should always be used with a Depth of 90% or 100%, as other values render the natural 7th acoustically ineffective.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” Apple Books. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/logic-pro-x-user-guide/id960809726?mt=11

Above you will see the three occurrences of the word “jazz” in the latest documentation. First reference to jazz symbols is in the bit about what gets deleted when you reset note attributes.

Kind of unfortunate. I will be keeping my old Logic documentation (whatever I can scour) so I might be able to take full command of the current version.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Score Editor
Attach Symbol: Jazz 1
Attach Symbol: Jazz 2
Attach Symbol: Jazz 3
Attach Symbol: Jazz 4
Attach Symbol: Jazz 5
Attach Symbol: Jazz 6

1/3 Page Left – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  1/3 Page Left

 Move the visible score 1/3 of a page left. OK.

Maybe from a time when monitors were small and scores were large.

OH! MY! If I highlight one or more commands in the key commands window I can copy and past the list of selected commands. I have only ever done that with all of the commands…

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

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Page Setup…

- Various Windows
Page Up ⇞
Page Down ⇟
Page Left ↖
Page Right ↘
1/3 Page Left ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
1/3 Page Right
1/8 Page Left
1/8 Page Right
Page Top
Page Bottom
Page Left-Most
Page Right-Most

- Score Editor
Page View ⌃P
Show/Hide Page Rulers ⌃⇧R ⇧2⃣
Go to Page… ⌃/

Stems: down ⌃⌥↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stems: down    ⌃⌥↓

 In the Score Editor. Change the direction of note stems to “down””. Personally I find “Stems: none” to be kind of fun and interesting…I also like the options for note heads.

 

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

Part Box: 1/16 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Part Box: 1/16 Note

 In the Score Editor. This command selects the 1/16 note in the “Part Box”. With the combination of the pencil tool and keys mapped to change note value I can enter notes on a staff far faster than other tools. Probably even faster than writing by hand.

 

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

Set main finger 5 ⌃⌥⇧5 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set main finger 5    ⌃⌥⇧5

 Score Editor.

I can’t seem to find any reading material that addresses “main finger”. Will have to confer with my scoring wizard (who happens to be a guitar player).

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND